Tuesday, 27 June 2023
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether he plans to meet the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales to discuss overcrowding in prisons.
What assessment he has made of the potential impact of the legal aid means test review on access to legal aid for victims of domestic abuse.
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of rape charge rates.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of arrangements on prisoner transfers agreed with Albania.
What assessment he has made of the impact of imprisonment for public protection sentences on the criminal justice system.
What steps his Department is taking to reduce the backlog of criminal court cases.
What steps he is taking to ensure that there is an adequate number of prison officers.
What steps his Department is taking to support victims of sexual assault and rape in the court process.
What steps his Department is taking to reform the criminal justice system to help tackle violence against women and girls.
What recent assessment he has made of trends in average waiting times for employment tribunals.
If he will take steps to negotiate prisoner transfer arrangements similar to those agreed with Albania with other countries.
If he will bring forward legislative proposals to require offenders to be present for their sentencing hearing.
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential impact of the Illegal Migration Bill on access to justice for asylum seekers.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on the publication of the impact assessment on the Illegal Migration Bill.
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I beg to move, That this House condemns Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine; stands in solidarity with Ukrainians in their resistance to Russia’s invasion of their sovereign state;...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Building Safety (Responsible Actors Scheme and Prohibitions) Regulations 2023, which were laid before this House on 25 April, be approved.—(Steve Double.) Question agreed...
That the Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 (S.I., 2023, No. 616), dated 6 June 2023, a copy of which was laid before this House on 8 June, be...
That the Relationships and Sexuality Education (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 (S.I., 2023, No. 602), dated 5 June 2023, a copy of which was laid before this House on 6 June, be...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Steve Double.)
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