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Tuesday, 11 January 2011
The Secretary of State was asked-
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department of the effects on the size of the prison population of implementation of the provisions of the Drugs Act 2005.
What definition of a long-term custodial sentence his Department uses.
What discussions he has had with the Prison Service on arrangements to enable certain prisoners to vote.
What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the likely effect on the expenditure of other Departments of his proposed changes to expenditure on legal aid.
What his most recent estimate is of the incidence of repeat offending for shoplifting offences; and if he will make a statement.
What recent discussions he has had on research into the effect of imprisonment on reoffending rates among women.
What steps he is taking to increase the standard of appointments to the Bench in England and Wales.
What plans he has for the future funding of welfare advice services currently funded from legal aid.
What plans he has to ensure adequate support for victims and their families during the criminal justice process.
What plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Bradley and Corston reviews of the criminal justice system.
What assessment he has made of the effects on public protection of releasing those with indeterminate prison sentences who have completed their minimum tariff.
What recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners into society.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the provision of mental health care for offenders.
What the reoffending rates were for those sentenced to jail terms of (a) one year, (b) five years and (c) 10 years in the latest period for which figures are available.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make a statement on bankers' bonuses.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker-of which I hope you have had some notice. On 21 December, through a press statement, the Prime Minister announced a major change to the machinery of Government. I...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I beg to move amendment 41, page 11, line 25, at end insert- '(1) The sovereignty of the United Kingdom Parliament in relation to EU law is hereby reaffirmed.'.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the Export Control (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2843), dated 29 November 2010, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29 November, be approved. -(Mr Dunne.)...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 9231/10, Recommendation for a Council Recommendation on broad guidelines for the economic policies of the Member States and of the...
The petition has 833 signatures and states: To the House of Commons, The Petition of supporters of Families Fighting For Justice and others in Wirral, Cheshire, Merseyside, Declares that the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mr Dunne.)
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