Tuesday, 6 March 2018
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps his Department is taking to improve the court experience for victims and witnesses.
If he will extend the range of offences that can be appealed for being unduly lenient.
What progress his Department has made on recruiting 2,500 new prison officers.
How many prisoners have undertaken work experience before release in the last 12 months.
What assessment he has made of the potential merits of building a new prison in Port Talbot.
What assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the operation of the legal system in each jurisdiction of the UK.
What plans the Government have to ensure that the UK legal system operates effectively after the UK leaves the EU.
What recent assessment he has made of the performance of private sector probation companies.
Whether he has discussed with the Home Secretary the implications for Government policies of the Supreme Court judgment on the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis . DSD and another.
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of creating a specific offence of attacking service animals.
What recent assessment he has made of trends in the levels of violence and self-harm in prisons.
What research his Department has conducted on the cost-effectiveness of providing legal aid for early legal help.
What recent steps his Department has taken to increase family contact for prisoners.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty’s Government’s policy towards Russia.
(Urgent Question) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on the detention centre at Yarl’s Wood.
We now turn to the statement—what might be described as “Coffey on water”—from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, Dr Thérèse Coffey.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In the Foreign Secretary’s response to an urgent question a few minutes ago, he said: “Thinking ahead to the World cup this summer, it is very...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Tim Farron, supported by Tom Brake, Layla Moran, Stephen Lloyd, Norman Lamb, Grahame Morris and Gillian Keegan, presented a Bill to make...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Wera Hobhouse, supported by Sir Vince Cable, Jo Swinson, Christine Jardine, Layla Moran, Caroline Lucas, Anna Soubry, Jeremy Lefroy,...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
[Relevant Documents: Fourth Report of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill, HC 517; Fifth...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Committal 1. The Bill shall...
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 7 March, the following provisions shall apply in respect of the Motions in the name of (a) Liz Saville Roberts and (b) Nigel Dodds: (1) paragraph (2)...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.)
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