Parental Imprisonment

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 22nd November 2022.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

I agree. I have spoken to one of my predecessor Ministers—my hon. Friend Victoria Atkins—about the conversation she had with the hon. Lady. I was also reading with interest the hon. Lady’s speech in Westminster Hall the other day, and about the work of the charity Children Heard and Seen. She is absolutely right that the first step and the basis has to be the data, and there is important work under way, including changes to the basic custody screening process, and then the big cross-Government project called “Better Outcomes through Linked Data”, and we will continue to work hard on that.