Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Commencement No. 18) Order 2018 â motion to approve – Baroness Vere of Norbiton.
My Lords, our Education and Employment Strategy was published in May this year. Governors are being empowered to commission education provision that leads to work, and we are building better links between prisons and businesses to ensure that those who leave prison are ready for work. We have launched the New Futures Network to engage and persuade employers to take on ex-prisoners.
My Lords, the good news is that half of employers might be interested in employing ex-offenders. Certainly, the noble Lord is completely right: we need to encourage people from the wider business community to encourage their colleagues to look to ex-offenders as potential employees. That is why the New Futures Network is appointing business ambassadors, who will do that for key sectors. For...
Entered the House of Lords on 12 September 2016
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