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Tuesday, 25 February 2020
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress he has made on bringing into force the terms of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 to extend the power to coroners to investigate stillbirths.
What steps he is taking to implement the Istanbul convention on action against violence against women and domestic violence.
What assessment he has made of the effect of longer prison sentences on the deradicalisation of prisoners.
What plans he has to help reduce prisoner reoffending.
What steps his Department is taking to increase prison capacity.
What steps he is taking to increase the length of sentences for people convicted of retail crime.
What steps he is taking to support victims of domestic abuse through the criminal justice system.
What estimate he has made of the proportion of people serving imprisonment for public protection sentences that are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
How many non-UK citizens are serving custodial sentences; and if he will negotiate compulsory prisoner transfer agreements with other countries.
What assessment he has made of trends in the level of violence in prisons.
What steps his Department is taking to support veterans in the criminal justice system.
What steps his Department is taking to support victims of (a) rape and (b) sexual abuse through the criminal justice system.
What recent assessment he has made of the ability of social security claimants to access early legal advice.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday, the Home Secretary said that so far 2.8 million people have been granted settled status and that there have been more than 3 million applications. In...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Jamie Stone, supported by Stuart C. McDonald, Nia Griffith, Munira Wilson, Wendy Chamberlain, Mark Garnier and Mr Stephen Morgan, presented...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I beg to move, That this House notes that the tax gap, the difference between the amount of tax that should be paid to HMRC and what is actually paid, has been estimated at between a minimum of...
I advise the House that Mr Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 3 to 7 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 14 January, be approved.
That the Financing, Management and Monitoring of Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 90), dated 30 January 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House...
That the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Approved Regulator) Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 15 January, be approved. That the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute...
It is not for the first time that I rise to present a petition centred around the issue of universal credit. On this occasion, it relates to bonus payments for my constituents, who were appalled...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Maria Caulfield.)
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