Results 41–60 of 12454 for speaker:David Gauke

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Education and Employment (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: I welcome the Opposition’s support for our focus on education and employment, but may I say to the House that Dame Sally Coates noted in her 2016 review of prison education that the National Careers Service was delivering a service in an increasingly crowded environment, with multiple employment advice and support services operating in custody and through the gate? That was why the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisons: Rehabilitation Technology (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: As a pilot, we have introduced basic computers and telephones into prison cells in HMPs Berwyn and Wayland so that prisoners can manage some of their day-to-day tasks such as ordering meals, making healthcare appointments and booking social visits. This technology also gives prisoners access to learning opportunities and basic educational content, and enables them to telephone their families...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisons: Rehabilitation Technology (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: I can provide my hon. Friend with that assurance. The digital technology currently available in prisons provides strictly controlled access to learning and training facilities. It is also used to provide opportunities for prisoners to access services within the prison environment to enable them to manage their time and activities while inside. There is no access to the internet, and strict...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: Since the last Justice questions, my Department has published an education and employment strategy for adult prisoners. My vision is that when an offender enters prison they should immediately be put on the path to employment on release. To deliver this, we are giving governors powers to tailor education provision to employers’ requirements. We are launching the New Futures Network to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: I thank the hon. Lady, because I hear exactly the point that she is making. I have asked my Department for the evidence on this issue. If the evidence does point towards worse levels of reoffending and real difficulties for offenders if they are released on a Friday, we will look at that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: My hon. Friend may have noticed that I made some remarks recently that were very sympathetic to that point of view. He has been effective before becoming a bore; I congratulate him on that. Reoffending rates for those given a short sentence are higher than for those given a non-custodial sentence, which is why we are delivering alternatives.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: I very much agree. Indeed, that is a point we make strongly in our education and employment strategy. Release on temporary licence can help get people into work when they leave prison. If they are in work, they are less likely to reoffend, and that can bring down crime.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: That is a matter for the Home Office, but I am assured that the Home Office believes that the system can deliver what we need for the country.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: Very much so, and I want to pay tribute to the employers, businesses and charities that do so much in this space. I am pleased that there is a consensus in the House that we need to focus on rehabilitation and reoffending, and one of the best ways of doing that is focusing on employment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: My hon. Friend raises a very good point. As I have said before, I think there has been a shift in public mood, and employers should explain themselves if they take such an approach, which I do not think is good for them or for society.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: If memory serves, it is something like 41,000 over the past 10 years, but I will write to my hon. Friend to confirm the numbers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Jun 2018)

David Gauke: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising that point, which we will look at very closely. I take this opportunity to say, in answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Kettering (Mr Hollobone), that 41,000 foreign national offenders have indeed been deported since 2010.

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Education provision and employment support in prisons (24 May 2018)

David Gauke: Today, the Government is launching the Education and Employment Strategy for adult prisoners. It builds on the ambitions of the November 2016 White Paper Prison Safety and Reform. Work has the power to change people’s lives, especially those of ex-prisoners. A prison sentence rightly serves as a punishment, depriving someone of their liberty. However, for those offenders who want to...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (23 May 2018)

Human Rights: Enforcing Human Rights. 4:00 pm; Other
Witnesses: Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Courts update (23 May 2018)

David Gauke: Today we have introduced the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill in the House of Lords. New legislation underpins our agenda to modernise the courts and tribunals, make them fit for the 21st Century and deliver better value for taxpayers. We are working alongside the judiciary to deliver these far-reaching reforms, which will make access to justice quicker and easier...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (9 May 2018)

Constitution Committee: Lord Chancellor. 10:00 am; Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10:00 AM) Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Justice update (30 Apr 2018)

David Gauke: On 9 January, I announced an immediate review into: the transparency of Parole Board decision making; whether there should be a mechanism to allow parole decisions to be reconsidered; and victim involvement in the parole process. On Saturday I published the full findings of that review and the action I will take in response. The review has looked at issues with the parole process as a whole...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Officer Recruitment (24 Apr 2018)

David Gauke: Retaining and recruiting engaged and motivated staff is critical to delivering the solutions to drive improvement across the service. Between the end of October 2016 and the end of March 2018, we have increased prison officer numbers by 3,111 full-time equivalent staff. This is already significantly over our target of 2,500 additional staff by the end of December 2018. Investing in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Officer Recruitment (24 Apr 2018)

David Gauke: I can tell my hon. Friend that 90% of the 3,111 will be on the landings by the summer, and all will be in place and operational by the end of the year.


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