Results 1–20 of 570 for speaker:Edward Argar

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (12 Dec 2018)

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: The social impact of participation in culture and sport. 2:30 pm; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Edward Argar MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care Mims Davies MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society Michael Ellis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Coroners (11 Dec 2018)

Edward Argar: The Ministry of Justice collates statistics on inquest conclusions, including suicide, which are published annually. However, these are not currently sub-categorised in any way, other than by gender. The Government’s approach to veteran suicides is set out in its response to the current e-petition which is available at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/225899.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Children: Human Rights (11 Dec 2018)

Edward Argar: On 15 October 2018, my officials submitted a contribution to the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty. The final version of the UK contribution was shared with officials in the Equality and Human Rights Commission and in the UK National Preventive Mechanism.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Family Courts: Domestic Violence (11 Dec 2018)

Edward Argar: The Government recognises the importance of the family cross-examination provisions and is committed to introducing them as soon as parliamentary time allows. We continue to consider a range of possible legislative options, including the Domestic Abuse Bill.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Coroners (10 Dec 2018)

Edward Argar: Under Schedule 1 to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 a coroner may only resume a suspended investigation if they consider that there is sufficient reason to do so. They are unlikely to do so following a criminal trial if the circumstances of the death were established at the trial. Whilst there is no formal procedure for making such a request, there is no reason why a bereaved family may...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Injuries Compensation (10 Dec 2018)

Edward Argar: The Government is planning to abolish the so-called pre-1979 “same roof rule” from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. Under this rule, a compensation award cannot be made for a criminal injury sustained by a child or adult before October 1979 if, at the time of the incident giving rise to that injury, the applicant (as a child or as an adult) and the assailant were living together...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Witnesses: Video Recordings (5 Dec 2018)

Edward Argar: Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 has been part commenced in Leeds, Liverpool and Kingston since December 2013. We are upgrading the technology that will record and play back recordings of hearings, supporting further roll out of Section 28. Testing of the quality of recordings has shown that progress has been made, supporting a plan to roll out Section 28...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Care Leavers and Children in Care: Criminal Proceedings (5 Dec 2018)

Edward Argar: The National Protocol on Reducing Unnecessary Criminalisation of Looked-after Children and Care Leavers does not place any new statutory burdens on local authorities, the police, or other agencies. Positive practice improvements will ultimately see benefits for young people and the services on which they rely. The Protocol has been developed with leaders from across the children’s social...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (4 Dec 2018)

Bribery Act 2010 Committee: Bribery Act 2010. 10:30 am; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10:30 AM) Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Home Office Ms Kelly Tolhurst MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Small Businesses, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Mr Edward Argar MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice, Ministry of Justice Baroness...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Styal Prison: Females (3 Dec 2018)

Edward Argar: There is persuasive evidence that short custodial sentences do not work in terms of rehabilitation and that community sentences, in certain circumstances, are more effective in reducing reoffending, and therefore keeping the public safe. We will therefore be looking at what more we can do to emphasise that short custodial sentences should be viewed as a last resort. In June we published our...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Jon Venables (26 Nov 2018)

Edward Argar: Victims who elect to receive services under the statutory Probation Victim Contact Scheme are entitled to receive information at key stages of an offender’s sentence. In accordance with the policy for the operation of the Victim Contact Scheme, the recall of an offender to custody is regarded as information which a victim is entitled to receive. That was the case in 2010 when the offender...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Trials (26 Nov 2018)

Edward Argar: The information requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Veterans: Prisoners (26 Nov 2018)

Edward Argar: Today I met with Care After Combat to discuss Project Phoenix. I am very pleased they will be the first military charity to submit data for analysis to the Ministry of Justice’s Data Lab, to assess the effectiveness of Project Phoenix in reducing reoffending. A recent Ministry of Justice Experimental Statistics publication indicated that there were at least 2,032 former members of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Childbirth (23 Nov 2018)

Edward Argar: The information is not centrally held and could obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, all pregnant women in custody have an individual care and management plan that is communicated to all staff and all pregnant women are seen by a mid-wife at least fortnightly or as required. Healthcare in prisons is provided by trained medics and nurses, but we have also made training on dealing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Women's Centres: Finance (23 Nov 2018)

Edward Argar: As I said in the answer to 187366, our vision of residential women’s centres is new we are not aware of any past or existing provision which fully accords with it. We therefore did not fund any places in residential women’s centres in 2016. The Government is looking to develop a residential women’s centre pilot in at least five sites across England and Wales as part of its commitments...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Dangerous Driving: Sentencing (23 Nov 2018)

Edward Argar: In the response to the consultation on driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or serious injury, published in 2017, the government proposed to increase the maximum penalties for causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs from 14 years’ imprisonment to life. The government is committed to making sure...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Violence: Prosecutions (23 Nov 2018)

Edward Argar: Figures on the number of defendants prosecuted under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 can be found in the ‘Outcomes by Offence data tool’, available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733981/outcomes-by-offen ce-tool-2017-update.xlsx Search ‘Offence’ for ‘8.21 - Engage in controlling/coercive behaviour in an...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Trials (23 Nov 2018)

Edward Argar: The information requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Youth Offending Teams: Finance (22 Nov 2018)

Edward Argar: Holding answer received on 19 November 2018 MoJ funding for youth offending services is delivered through the Youth Justice Board Good Practice Grant. The changes in funding in real terms were as follows: In the year beginning 2010: 165 millionIn the year beginning 2011: 133 millionIn the year beginning 2012: 118 millionIn the year beginning 2013: 99 millionIn the year beginning...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Childbirth (22 Nov 2018)

Edward Argar: Holding answer received on 19 November 2018 The information is not centrally held and could obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, all pregnant women in custody have an individual care and management plan that is communicated to all staff and all pregnant women are seen by a mid-wife at least fortnightly or as required. Healthcare in prisons is provided by trained medics...


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