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Mesothelioma (Amendment) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (20 Nov 2015)

Lord McNally: ...noble Lord, Lord Alton, when he adopts and champions a cause. If the Minister has a reply that offers sympathetic words but no action, I recommend a rapid rewrite. I mentioned Nancy Tait and her long fight for justice for victims of asbestos, but, as the noble Lord, Lord Wills, has just reminded us, the truth is that neither big business nor successive Governments have a good record in...

Prisons: Young People — Motion to Take Note (29 Oct 2015)

Lord McNally: My Lords, it is always a great pleasure to follow the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Eames, as he gives us a glimpse of optimism and of redemption. All of us who work in the criminal justice system can think of personal examples of individuals whose lives have been changed by the intervention of others, which is one reason why I am a great supporter of mentoring. Like others, I thank the...

Prisons: Secure Colleges — Question (18 Jun 2015)

Lord McNally: Is he also aware that, as indicated by the Question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, there is increasing and welcome co-operation among Whitehall departments —health, education and justice—to make sure that young people who receive education while in custody continue to get education, training or job opportunities once they go through the gate?

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (1 Jun 2015)

Lord McNally: My Lords, in intervening in this debate, I must set the context in which I do so. Since March 2014, I have been chairman of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. The YJB is an arm’s-length body within the Ministry of Justice, responsible for the care of young people aged under 18 who are serving sentences in custody or in the community. We also work actively in programmes aimed...

Deregulation Bill: Report (3rd Day) (11 Feb 2015)

Lord McNally: ...the EHRC, some justified. Since then the organisation has been refocused, restructured, given a new board and a new leadership in the person of the noble Baroness, Lady O’Neill, who I am pleased to see in her place. During my time as a Minister at the Ministry of Justice I became involved with the EHRC on two fronts: first, in attempting to regain A-list status at the UN, which we...

Prisoners: Work — Question (8 Dec 2014)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. Does the Minister not agree that the most effective work in prison is that which leads to employment outside? Would he like to take this opportunity to commend those employers who have participated in Through the Gate training towards getting a prisoner a job after imprisonment as a means of...

Children and the Police — Question (24 Nov 2014)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I declare my interest as chairman of the Youth Justice Board. Following up the point made by my noble friend Lady Walmsley about looked-after children, both the Youth Justice Board and the police warmly welcomed the recommendations in this report, but it seems that the blockage is at the Home Office, with an overcommitment to statistics. Could the Minister use his influence with the...

Liaison — Motion to Agree (27 Mar 2014)

Lord McNally: ...detail, but the general feeling of the Committee was that the terms of reference would need to be considered carefully. The subject is a large and important one, and Members felt that it was unlikely that justice could be done to such a complex issue in the parliamentary time available before the 2015 election”. However, the report to the House refers in no way to that discussion. I...

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments (11 Mar 2014)

Lord McNally: My Lords, first I declare an interest as chairman designate of the Youth Justice Board. I am breaking a promise that I made to myself not to intervene in MoJ legislation after leaving the Front Bench. However, I do so here because of unfinished business. When I spoke last, I warned the House that the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, was defective, and so it proved to be. I also...

The Future of the Civil Service — Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2014)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I echo the tribute paid by the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, to the noble Lord, Lord Hennessy. In 2010 I returned to Whitehall as the Minister of State for Justice after a gap of some 31 years, having served as a special adviser to the late Lord Callaghan in the Foreign Office and Number 10 from 1974 to 1979. I am often asked what my impressions were of working again with our Civil...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (17 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: The Ministry of Justice is committed to improving the quality and access to apprenticeships. The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) currently employs one externally recruited apprentice. For data protection reasons, NOMS is not able to give any age information of this member of staff. From 1 April 2013 to 1 November 2013, a total of 370 existing NOMS staff enrolled onto an...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Management Information Reports (17 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: Monthly management information is produced by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The Executive Committee (ExCo), which comprises all Directors General; the Chief Executives of NOMS, HMCTS and LAA; and is chaired by the Permanent Secretary, reviews the MoJ Performance Dashboard monthly. This contains performance information on MoJ overall and each of the Department’s agencies in relation to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (16 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: The Ministry of Justice is committed to improving the quality of and access to apprenticeships. FIMCTS currently employs six apprentices as part of the Civil Service Fast Track apprenticeship scheme. All six started in September 2013 and are between the ages of 18-21. In total the MoJ took on 11 Fast Track Apprentices in September 2013; all between the ages of 18-21. The scheme aims to...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council (12 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 5 and 6 December in Brussels. My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling MP) and my Right Honourable Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May MP) attended on behalf of the United Kingdom. David Ford MLA, Justice Minister for the Northern Ireland Assembly also attended. The following items were discussed....

Criminal Defence Service (Very High Cost Cases) (Funding) Order 2013 — Motion to Annul (11 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: ...of occasions, been promoted above my abilities in terms of legal qualifications. I have been referred to this evening as “learned” and I was recently introduced, at a conference, as “Lord Justice McNally”. My more mundane task this evening is to set out the Government’s position on the Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and the...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (7th Day) (11 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: ...recommendation. I turn now to the amendments in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Beecham. Amendments 95AA and 95AB seek to require the Lord Chancellor to have regard to the principle of “access to justice” when setting fees. I can wholeheartedly agree with the noble Lord that this is an important consideration. However, the Lord Chancellor is already under a duty to do exactly...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (7th Day) (11 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: considers that it would be unreasonable to do so. While the court would still need to order the surcharge in respect of the juvenile, there are a number of options open to it when it comes to payment. In this vein, the Justices’ Clerks’ Society issued a circular to its members in June this year outlining some of these approaches. These could include inquiring as to any...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Legal Aid (9 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: ...we published an Equalities Statement (Annex F) and seven Impact Assessments which together form our analysis of the impact of these proposals. They can be found online here: orming-legal-aid-next-steps

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rape (9 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: The Government is committed to supporting victims of rape and sexual abuse. From 2011 the Ministry of Justice has provided nearly 4m per year to support 77 Rape Support Centres, including commissioning and opening 13 new Rape Support Centres in areas of need, with a further 2 new centres planned for 2014/15. This is part of the Coalition Commitment to provide stable funding for rape...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Insurance: Whiplash Claims (4 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: .... The Government does not consider it necessary to differentiate between types of personal injury claim and has no plans to introduce a different time limit for whiplash cases. The Ministry of Justice has received data from the Department for Work and Pensions on the number of registered motor liability claims since 2009. The data shows that over this period claims arising from...

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