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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (4 Sep 2018)

Civil Liability Bill [Lords] – David Gauke. Programme Motion

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: HMCTS Update (24 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: I am today announcing the outcome of five separate consultations published on 18 January 2018 relating to the future of eight courts within HM Courts & Tribunals estate [HCWS412]. More than 700 responses to these consultations were received and each was considered carefully against the overarching principles governing estates reform as set out in the 2015 consultation document, Proposals...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Justice Update (24 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: I am today announcing pay rises for Prison Officers. The Prison Service Pay Review Body has made its recommendation for the 2018-19 pay award and we are accepting the spirit of their recommendation. Today’s pay award is worth 2.75% for all Prison Officers, of which 2% is consolidated and 0.75% in non-consolidated. Some staff on modernised Fair and Sustainable contracts will also...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders’ Access to Education and Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: Reoffending costs society around £15 billion a year. We must support people’s rehabilitation through education and employment opportunities, both when serving their sentence and after. We launched the education and employment strategy in May, and our reforms will empower governors to commission bespoke, innovative education provision that meets the needs of their prisoners and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders’ Access to Education and Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: It is useful, but I want us to do more of it. The education and employment strategy seeks to expand the use of workplace release on temporary licence— ROTL—to get prisoners who have earned it and who have been properly risk assessed out of their cells and into real workplaces. That will enable prisoners to build trust and prove themselves with an employer. If people do ROTL, they...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders’ Access to Education and Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: The hon. Gentleman raises an important point. Whether through the probation service, through charities or in prisons, we need to ensure that offenders get support when they are released. A lot of that work can be done within prison, which is why the education and employment strategy is so important. We want people to be geared up to go into employment when they are released, because if they...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders’ Access to Education and Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: My hon. Friend is right. Returning again to the education and employment strategy, our emphasis is on ensuring that training is focused on what will help people into work, and we are giving governors greater control and discretion to ensure that they are well placed to do that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders’ Access to Education and Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: The female offender strategy, which I outlined a couple of weeks ago, has by and large had a positive response, and our focus on residential centres has been warmly welcomed. Of course, there are those who are calling for us to go further, and we will continue to listen and engage, but the direction in which we are going has widespread support and fully recognises the hon. Lady’s...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders’ Access to Education and Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: My hon. Friend raises several important points, and I will try to address one or two of them. On the need for us to work across Government, many issues are not just for the Ministry of Justice, but for the likes of the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Education. It is also the case that we want to work upstream, because if we can address the complex problems that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders’ Access to Education and Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: The right hon. Gentleman is correct to say that the Through the Gate service needs to improve, and we are engaging with CRCs on that issue. We recognise it does not meet the standards we require, and it is important that we engage. We have been clear with the CRCs that they need to improve their performance, and we are in commercial negotiation with providers to secure the quality of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Help to Find Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: The education and employment strategy will set each prisoner on a path to employment from the outset. Through work, people can turn their backs on crime. Good behaviour and hard work will be rewarded with opportunity. Since the strategy’s publication, more than 30 new organisations have registered an interest in working with offenders. Nine Government Departments are signed up to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Help to Find Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: I thank my hon. Friend for his point. It is an example of where I hope that my Department and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service can work with employers to ensure that we help get more people into work, which is good for the individual offenders, good for the employers and society benefits as a whole because it contributes to reducing reoffending.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Help to Find Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question. I point him in the direction of the female offender strategy, which we published a couple of weeks ago. One point that we argue in that is that, in many cases, custodial sentences are not the right approach, particularly for female offenders who, disproportionately, are sentenced to short sentences that disrupt their lives and do little to help...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Help to Find Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: I agree entirely with the right hon. Gentleman’s point. He highlights an example—a sad example, but not, I accept, the only one—where people, too quickly, go out of prison and commit a crime and are then set in a cycle of offending and reoffending. The system is not working for them or for society. The purpose of the education and employment strategy, which is implicit in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Help to Find Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: My right hon. Friend raises an important point. It is important for all offenders that we address this issue, but there is a particular point about ex-service people. He is right to highlight the very strong charitable sector in this area. I am determined to ensure that we continue to engage with those charities to provide people with the support they need, making sure in particular, in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Help to Find Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. I have just delivered a speech making that very point, so I am doing my little bit that way. That is a message that we need to be getting across. How do we reduce reoffending? We must rehabilitate and we must help people into employment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Probation Services (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: We are currently in commercial negotiations with community rehabilitation companies, with the aim of amending contracts and improving operational performance. Once we have concluded those negotiations, we will be in a position to provide further detail about the changes that we intend to make.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Probation Services (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: We should be clear about what happened. Last year, we amended contracts to ensure that payments made to community rehabilitation companies were more in line with the costs that they incur to deliver core services. We are paying CRCs less than we originally intended when the contracts were let: they are receiving less than their costs, a consequence of over-optimistic bidding on their part....

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Probation Services (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: As I said in my earlier answer, we are engaging with the CRCs, which do need to improve their service. The model that we have has opened up the delivery of probation services to a range of new providers. It has extended support and supervision to an additional 40,000 offenders leaving prison. First-generation contracts can be difficult to get right—I acknowledge that—but we are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Probation Services (10 Jul 2018)

David Gauke: I am not sure that the complaint about high cost holds together: the services are being delivered for less than we had expected, although we acknowledge that there are problems. The one thing we hear from the Opposition about justice is that the private sector should be kept out at all costs. I do not think that ideological approach is sensible. It is important that there should be a mixed market.


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