Tuesday, 13 November 2018
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress his Department has made on recruiting 2,500 prison officers.
What recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of people that are able to access legal aid for (a) immigration, (b) welfare benefit and (c) housing cases.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect on the justice system of the UK leaving the EU.
What recent assessment he has made of his Department’s compliance with article 13 of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities on access to justice.
What steps the Government are taking to tackle the use of drones over prisons.
What assessment he has made of the effect on the earnings of barristers of recent changes to criminal legal aid fees.
What progress the Government are making on their proposals to crack down on rogue bailiffs.
What assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes in court staffing levels on access to justice.
What steps he is taking to reduce reoffending rates.
What progress his Department has made on the implementation of its action plan for HMP Liverpool.
What steps the Government are taking to help offenders find employment immediately after they leave prison.
What assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) costs borne by partners, (b) magistracy diversity and (c) access to justice of the closure of family and magistrates courts.
What recent steps he has taken to implement the female offender strategy.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I would not normally make a point of order like this, but I wonder whether you have received any indication from a Department for International Development...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I inform the House that I have not selected the amendment.
I beg to move, That this House notes the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ finding that education spending as a share of national income has fallen from 5.8 per cent to 4.3 per cent since 2010,...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 41A(3)), That, at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motion in the name of...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House considers that the draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on discontinuing seasonal changes of time and repealing Directive 2000/84/EC (European Union...
I rise to present a petition from my constituents regarding the universal credit roll-out. While that is still at an early stage in my constituency, it is causing immense distress, as is...
I rise to present this petition on behalf of the residents of Bowes ward in my constituency of Enfield, Southgate. Three hundred and seventy-seven petitioners have signed it to highlight the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mike Freer.)
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