Tuesday, 16 March 2021
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Orders, 4 June and 30 December 2020). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress he has made on tackling the backlog of cases in HM Courts and Tribunals Service.
What steps he is taking to ensure the (a) fairness and (b) effectiveness of sentencing policy.
What plans he has to reduce the rate of reoffending.
What steps he is taking to tackle legal aid advice deserts.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the justice system.
What funding his Department has provided for technology to support prison education programmes.
What progress his Department has made on the proposals in its September 2020 White Paper, “A Smarter Approach to Sentencing”.
What plans he has to amend the Human Rights Act 1998.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect on prison safety of the decision to reject the Prison Service Pay Review Body’s recommendation 3.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of court fine deductions in reclaiming fines for people in receipt of universal credit.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement on the Government’s integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy, which we are publishing today. The...
With permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I will make a statement on levelling up. Levelling up is central to the Government’s agenda, and we are working with local areas to ensure that every...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Second Reading Debate resumed. Question ( 15 March) again proposed, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Committal (1) The Bill shall be...
Queen’s recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Police, Crime, Sentencing and...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, it is expedient to...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 80A(1)(a)), That if, at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament, proceedings on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(James Morris.)
The following is the list of Members currently certified as eligible for a proxy vote, and of the Members nominated as their proxy: Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) (Lab)...
Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.
And sometimes to shout at each other.