Results 101–120 of 359 for speaker:Lord Farmer

Divorce - Question (6 Jan 2021)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, Resolution urges early support for separating couples to mitigate the pain of divorce and consequential mental ill health they and their children very frequently experience. The Lord Chancellor committed to join up government family support to mitigate the pain of no-fault divorce. Family hubs, as recommended by Justice Cobb’s Family Solutions Group, are firmly on the Department...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Second Reading (5 Jan 2021)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, I have often spoken in this House about the need for a more comprehensive and nuanced approach to domestic violence that is evidence-led, responds as effectively as possible to this issue and, particularly, emphasises prevention. In this vein, I welcome the non-gendered definition in the Bill. For every three victims of partner or domestic abuse, two will be female and one male, and...

Criminal Justice: Imprisonment for Public Protection - Question (9 Dec 2020)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, the report recognises the importance of good family and other relationships in stabilising the inherently unstable IPP situation. It particularly mentions how meaningful activities such as caring responsibilities provide positive structure. The report also frequently refers to released IPP prisoners becoming resettled into good family and other relationships, only for these to be...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Families: Disadvantaged (2 Dec 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government what the budget is for the Reducing Parental Conflict programme for the financial year 2021/2; and whether a budget for that programme has been agreed for subsequent financial years.

Universal Credit - Question (1 Dec 2020)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, we should keep at the forefront of our thinking that universal credit was designed not to trap people in benefits dependency but to give them every help and incentive to get back into work. This has perhaps never been more important, both for individual morale and to enable economic recovery. What is the DWP doing to support people to get back into employment and enable the economy...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (30 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, just 10 days ago, Professor David Eyre of the University of Oxford reported that, for most people, being infected with Covid-19 protects against reinfection for at least six months. He said: “This is really good news, because we can be confident that, at least in the short term, most people who get COVID-19 won’t get it again.” Washington State University research found that...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Visits (26 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in increasing awareness of the Assisted Prisons Visits scheme among (1) prisoners, and (2) visitors, since the publication of the report by the National Offender Management Service Families Do Matter Project Report 2009, which found that 38 per cent of prisoners and visitors were unaware of that scheme.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Governors: Length of Service (26 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of prison governors have stayed in post for more than (1) two, and (2) three years.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Governors: Length of Service (26 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average length of (1) a completed prison governor tenure, and (2) existing prison governor tenures.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Suicide (26 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of suicides in prison over the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care (25 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the total population was ever in local authority care as children.

Covid 19: Winter Plan - Statement (24 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, at great personal cost, as well as social and financial cost to the country, millions have now had Covid and therefore have antibodies. I am indeed one of them. Significant savings can be made by excluding anyone who has contracted the disease in, say, the last six months, from needlessly being traced, tested or required to isolate, including after returning from abroad. So what has...

Cross-Government Policy to Strengthen Families - Question (18 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a Cabinet-level minister has been appointed to coordinate cross-Government policy to strengthen families; and if so, (1) who is that minister, (2) when they were appointed, and (3) what policies they have coordinated to date.

Cross-Government Policy to Strengthen Families - Question (18 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: I thank the Minister for her Answer and for its clarity. Our high levels of family breakdown require a strategic approach to strengthening families and therefore cross-government policy co-ordination. My review on strengthening female offenders’ family relationships required several departments to work together to implement recommendations. Co-ordination requires resource. The Cabinet-level...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Older People (11 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital aged 80 or over received ICU treatment; and how many of those patients survived.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Older People (11 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital aged 80 or over died of the disease without receiving ICU treatment before being discharged.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Children (10 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update the study by the Home Office Research Directorate Imprisoned Women and Mothers, published in 1997; and what assessment they have made of the finding in that report that only five per cent of female offenders’ children remain in the family home while their mother is in prison.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Children (10 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children who were living with people now in prison, are currently living with the prisoners' partners.

Royal Commission on Criminal Justice - Question (9 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, Ministry of Justice research has found that prisoners who receive family visits are 39% less likely to reoffend, and it is implementing all the recommendations of my two reviews based on the link between good relationships and rehabilitation. Will the terms of reference of the royal commission explicitly include the importance of prisoners’ and offenders’ family and other...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders (9 Nov 2020)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the reoffending rates for prisoners who receive visits from family members, broken down by gender.


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