Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Second Reading opposed and deferred until Tuesday 8 January 2013 ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to address harm and injury caused by dangerous drivers.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the probation service.
If he will make it his policy that courts will continue to have the power to impose whole-life tariffs for the most serious offences.
What steps he is taking to reform the rehabilitation of offenders by supporting people leaving prison who have served less than 12 months.
What steps he is taking to tackle reoffending.
What his policy is on legal aid.
If he will take steps to ensure that prisoners serve full sentences as handed down by the courts.
What his policy is on sentencing guidelines for the most serious and violent offenders.
What recent assessment he has made of security arrangements in courtrooms.
What steps his Department is taking to address vulnerabilities faced by women involved or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
What progress he is making on providing work for prisoners.
When he expects to announce the Government’s response to the consultation on the future of the probation service.
What plans he has to extend the use of restorative justice.
What steps he is taking to improve community sentences.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. During Prime Minister’s questions on 24 October 2012, the hon. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams)—I have given her prior...
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Anne Milton.)
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