Oral Answers to Questions — Justice

– in the House of Commons on 5th February 2019.

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The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Imprisonment (12 speeches)

    What the Government’s policy is on the use of imprisonment for offenders.

  • Probation Service (11 speeches)

    If he will make it his policy to return the probation service to the public sector.

  • Prisons: Criminal Activity and Drug Abuse (12 speeches)

    What steps the Government have taken to tackle criminal activity and drug abuse in the prisons in the 10 prisons project.

  • Domestic Abuse Victims (10 speeches)

    What support his Department provides to victims of domestic abuse in taking abusive former partners to court.

  • Prisons: Violence (12 speeches)

    What steps the Government are taking to tackle violence in prisons.

  • Prison Officer Safety (15 speeches)

    What progress the Government have made on improving the safety of prison officers.

  • Prisoner Transfer Agreements (6 speeches)

    How many (a) compulsory and (b) voluntary prisoner transfer agreements the UK has with other countries.

  • Court Closures and Staffing (6 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the effect of recent (a) changes in court staffing and (b) court closures on access to justice.

  • Victims: Policy Alignment (7 speeches)

    What steps the Government are taking to ensure that measures in the victims strategy, the forthcoming violence against women and girls strategy and domestic abuse Bill are aligned.

  • Victims Law (6 speeches)

    When the Government plan to consult on a victims law.

  • Farmer Review (4 speeches)

    What progress the Government have made on implementing the recommendations of the Farmer review, published in August 2017.

  • Criminal Justice: Children (18 speeches)

    What steps he has taken to reduce the number of children in the criminal justice system.

  • Prison Overcrowding (13 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to reduce prison overcrowding.

  • Prisoner Rehabilitation (4 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the adequacy of prisoners’ access to rehabilitation programmes.

  • Topical Questions (45 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.