Tuesday, 17 March 2015
The Secretary of State was asked—
When he next plans to meet representatives from (a) the Law Society and (b) the Bar Council to discuss legal aid.
What progress he has made on reducing the legal aid budget
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's oversight of claims-handling companies.
What his strategy is for supporting victims of crime.
What steps he is taking to reduce youth reoffending.
What steps he plans to take to ensure access to justice regardless of ability to pay.
What steps his Department has taken to reduce reoffending rates.
What steps he is taking to ensure the safety of prisoners and staff on the prison estate.
What recent assessment he has made of the outcome of the pilots of section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.
How many foreign nationals have been released from prison since May 2010.
What steps the Government have taken to provide greater protection and support for vulnerable victims during trials.
If he will bring forward legislative proposals to reduce the disparity between sentences for physical and online crime.
What assessment he has made of recent trends in levels of prison officer recruitment, retention and training.
How many women who have been victims of domestic violence applied for legal aid in proceedings relating to their children in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make...
What steps his Department is taking to protect children who are at risk of grooming.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Modern Slavery Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 8 July...
Consideration of Lords amendments
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 72.
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 1.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft International Tax Enforcement (Monaco) Order 2015, which was laid before this House on 16 January, be approved.— (Dr Thérèse Coffey.) Question agreed to. Motion...
That the draft International Tax Enforcement (Macao) Order 2015, which was laid before this House on 16 January, be approved.— ( Dr Thérèse Coffey.) Question agreed to.
I beg to move, That: (1) this House takes note of the Sixth Report from the Committee on Standards, on the Standards System in the House of Commons, (HC 383); (2) with effect from the beginning...
Resolved, That: (1) this House approves the Third Report from the Committee on Standards, on The Code of Conduct, (HC 772); (2) with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament, this House...
I beg to move, That this House calls on the US Government to release Shaker Aamer from his imprisonment in Guantánamo Bay and to allow him to return to his family in the UK. I thank the...
For several years I have been campaigning alongside various community groups, including the West Lancashire Pensioners Forum. Our aim is to secure new cemetery and crematorium provision in West...
This is a petition relating to Rough Close post office. It is a petition to the House of Commons by residents of the constituency of Stone in Staffordshire. It contains more than 500 signatures...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mark Lancaster.)
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