Tuesday, 8 December 2015
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to reduce the number of custodial sentences given to women.
What plans he has to reintroduce the residence test for legal aid.
If he will make an assessment of the effect of the criminal courts charge on access to justice; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he has to reform HM Courts and Tribunals Service.
What steps his Department is taking to improve prisons’ engagement with employers; and if he will make a statement.
What support his Department provides to military veterans in prison.
What assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the use of sport-based initiatives in (a) rehabilitation and (b) counter-extremism programmes in prisons.
What assessment he has made of the ease of access for children to appropriate legal representation.
What plans he has to reform legal aid; and if he will make a statement.
What the Government’s policy is on the UK remaining party to the European Convention on Human Rights.
What assessment he has made of the effect on court users of recent changes in civil court fees.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The following Member took and subscribed the Oath required by law: James McMahon, for Oldham West and Royton.
Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57) Geraint Davies, supported by Mike Weir, Jonathan Edwards, Kate Osamor, Tulip Siddiq, Neil Coyle, Caroline Lucas, Chris Evans, Dawn Butler,...
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 European Union Referendum Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders...
Consideration of Lords amendments.
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1. Since this House gave the Bill its Third Reading in September it has been thoroughly and extensively scrutinised by the Lords, and...
I beg to move amendment (a) to Lords amendment 5.
I inform the House that the Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of Sir William Cash. The amendment will be debated together with the motion, and the questions necessary to dispose of...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Small Charitable Donations Act (Amendment) Order 2015, which was laid before this House on 28 October, be approved.—(Charlie Elphicke.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 10651/15 and Addendum, a Commission Annual Report 2014: Subsidiarity and proportionality, and No. 10663/15 and Addendum, a Commission...
I rise to present a petition on behalf of residents of the Congleton constituency signed by 621 individuals. This petition opposes the introduction of a car park charging system operated by a...
I present this petition on behalf of the residents of the constituency of Stone in Staffordshire, and it relates to the reopening of Barlaston railway station, Stoke-on-Trent. It has been put...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Charlie Elphicke.)
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