Results 161–180 of 511 for speaker:Christina Rees

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Fixed-term Recalls (24 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: Some in the justice system have raised fears that recall is used too readily by community rehabilitation companies because they are disincentivised from investing time in those they consider will not be able to complete their community sentence. What assessment has the Minister made of the use of recall by community rehabilitation companies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Courts System (24 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: The new chairman of the Bar Council, Andrew Langdon QC, has warned people not to rely too heavily on the delivery of justice online. Yesterday the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, complained that facilities in his courts were a disgrace, “prone to the link” —the video link— “failing and with desperately poor sound and picture quality”. His own court, Court 33,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts (23 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what measures her Department will put in place to provide continued access to court services for people who cannot access those services online after the implementation of the proposals outlined in its Transforming our Justice System consultation paper, published in September 2016.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: International Students (23 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: What representations she has received on the economic value to the UK of international students studying at universities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: International Students (23 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: International students bring academic and cultural benefits to our universities, contribute billions of pounds to the economy, support the creation of tens of thousands of jobs and enable these institutions to innovate, build links with businesses and invest even more in every student in every region and country of the UK. Will the Minister assure the House that the Government have no plans...

Leaving the EU: Infrastructure in Wales — [Robert Flello in the Chair] (17 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time, Mr Flello. I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) for securing this important debate and setting out the issues in his usual elegant style. I associate myself with many of the comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon). I was a Bridgend councillor before...

Leaving the EU: Infrastructure in Wales — [Robert Flello in the Chair] (17 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: I agree completely with my hon. Friend’s valuable point. I hope that is confirmed in the near future. What will happen to the electrification of the great western line, the South Wales metro, the city deals and Swansea Bay tidal lagoon should they not be priorities for the UK Government once we have exited the European Union? The Government’s support to date for some of those projects has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (16 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: The inspirational ladies football player, Fara Williams, was homeless at 17, but went on to play 157 times for England, including as captain, and is now at Arsenal. Fara supports Centrepoint’s appeal for funds to set up the first national freephone helpline for 16 to 25-year-olds who are homeless and at risk of living a life on the streets, as she was. Does the Minister agree that that is a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (16 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: Does the Minister agree that available housing provision is the key to reducing homelessness and that his Government should look to the Welsh Labour Government’s legislative pledges of £5.6 million in 2015 and £3 million in following years to fund affordable homes to rent as well as to buy?

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill: Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on bringing forward the Bill. I have supported this proposal for a long time, as it is all about equality. I had a private Member’s Bill, which did not get as far as his, that would have corrected another anomaly in the law by putting mothers’ names and occupations on marriage certificates. The hon. Member for Charnwood (Edward Argar) has taken up the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Staff (13 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 1.5 of her Department's paper on Transforming Our Justice System, published in September 2016, what estimate she has made of the funding required to train and remunerate court staff to make judicial decisions.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Dispute Resolution (13 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funding her Department provides for dispute resolution within the justice system; what progress her Department has made in its aim to settle more disputes out of court; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Video Conferencing (13 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate she has made of the proportion of cases that will take place in virtual hearings in each jurisdiction in each of the next five years.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Magistrates' Courts: Staff (13 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time equivalent staff have been employed in magistrates' courts in each year since 2010.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Magistrates' Courts: Staff (13 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time equivalent staff have been employed in county courts in each year since 2010.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Magistrates' Courts: Staff (13 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time equivalent staff have been employed in Crown courts in each year since 2010.

Restorative Justice — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (12 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I thank the Chair of the Justice Committee, the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill), for his customary eloquent delivery. I commend the work of his Committee, of which I used to be a member, and thank all the hon. Members who have given some tremendous contributions today. I will do my very best not to...

Mutual Guarantee Societies (10 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the creation of mutual guarantee societies, for their membership by small and medium-sized businesses for the purpose of lending to and by such business and for their operation; and for connected purposes. I am a Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament. I am proud that I am introducing this Bill at the start of...


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