Results 121–140 of 980 for speaker:Lord Wolfson of Tredegar

Prisoners: Imprisonment for Public Protection Sentences - Question (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, “egregious injustice” is probably the right phrase. What came out in the debates on the police Bill was a recognition by those who proposed the IPP sentence in the first place that it was a mistake. I do not want to look back. We have made the first moves towards a proper automatic referral system. We will be publishing the action plan once we get the response of the Justice...

Prisoners: Imprisonment for Public Protection Sentences - Question (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My noble friend raises a correct point, which I sought to make in the previous answer. We must recognise that as the number of IPP offenders in custody reduces, proportionally the cohort comprises more serious offenders. Therefore, we must recognise that the rate of release is likely to slow down, given that background.

Prisoners: Imprisonment for Public Protection Sentences - Question (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: I do not want to get too political about it but, picking the last 10 years and talking about why we are in this position, we are in it because the Labour Government came up with IPP sentences in the first place, which is now recognised to have been a mistake. Post pandemic, we are ensuring that prisoners have the support they need to ensure that they can exit the IPP sentence, whether from...

Prisoners: Imprisonment for Public Protection Sentences - Question (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I think I am the first Minister to have made a real change in this area, in the government amendments to the police Bill. Regarding the noble Lord’s other points, we have a cohort of prisoners under the IPP sentence. We must recognise that if they had not been given an IPP sentence, they might now be given a life sentence with a tariff. If you are given a life sentence with a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Abduction: Children (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Applications for the return of a child wrongfully removed or wrongfully retained away from the UK are made to the court in the country where the child has been taken or retained. All EU member states are party to the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention and the UK continues to operate the Convention with them through the Central Authorities which transmit applications. This position was not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners on Remand: Suicide (7 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The table below sets out the number of self-inflicted deaths of remand prisoners in the ten years to December 2021. It also shows the percentage of all such deaths that were of remand prisoners. Our figures refer to self-inflicted deaths, rather than suicides. Self-inflicted deaths include any death of a person who has apparently taken his or her own life, irrespective of intent. This...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Marriage: Humanism (7 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The Government will consider the case for comprehensive and enduring reform once the Law Commission has completed its review of marriage law. The Law Commission will present options for reforms to modernise marriage law. Options are expected to include offering couples greater flexibility to form their own ceremonies, allowing the ceremony to take place in a much broader range of locations...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Females (7 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: We appreciate the work of the Independent Monitoring Boards (IMBs) and welcome the scrutiny they provide, including the findings of this report on HMP & YOI Bronzefield. Their findings regarding accommodation for female prison leavers reflect the specific challenges women face in securing suitable accommodation. Our Prisons Strategy White Paper sets out our vision that no-one subject to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Females (7 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Data on settled accommodation for supervised women prison leavers from 2017/18 to 2019/20 is currently recorded and published in the Community Performance Statistics on gov.uk (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/prison-and-probat ion-trusts-performance-statistics#community-performance-stat istics). Data for 2020/21 will be published in July. To ensure consistent and accurate data...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Fines (7 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The National Compliance and Enforcement Service (NCES) is a division of HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) responsible on behalf of the courts for the collection and enforcement of court-imposed financial penalties, which includes fines, and the disbursement of funds to third parties. The total spend position for the NCES over the period in question is provided in the below table: ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Fines (7 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The Ministry of Justice holds published information on sentencing outcomes in England and Wales up to December 2020. Court outcomes data is not held at either local authority or local justice area geographical level. Data is published at a police force area geographical level. Data on the number of people in each police force area who received a court fine in England and Wales for 2016, 2017,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: New Prisons Update (4 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: I am pleased to update today on our progress in delivering the biggest prison building programme in over a century. We are committed to delivering 20,000 new prison places to meet demand, cut crime and keep the public safe. These new prison places will create a more secure and modern estate, providing a productive environment to reform prisoners. HMP Five Wells The first prisoners arrived at...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 40 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: I am not sure that one generally takes questions on Report. I am newer than the noble Baroness, and I do not want to be rude; equally, I want to maintain the approach of the House.

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 40 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: I want to respond to the concern expressed in Committee about the impact the clause would have on vulnerable groups—particularly, for example, female claimants fleeing gender-based violence—and to respond to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham. Victims of gender-based violence may still be considered to be members of a particular social group for the purposes of making an...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 40 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: I was coming to each of those points in my speech. I am not going to do so just yet, because I was, it is fair to say, on a different point, but I will come to those points in due course when I deal with the manuscript amendment. Before the noble and learned Lord’s intervention, I was setting out the definition of “particular social group.” I was making the point that there is no...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 40 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I am grateful to noble Lords who propose these amendments: the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester, speaking through the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham, and the noble Baroness, Lady Chakrabarti. I agree of course with the importance of the UK carefully assessing whether asylum seekers have a well-founded fear of persecution, as required under Article 1(A)(2)...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 34 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I do not have the detail at my fingertips, but I can certainly undertake to write to the noble Baroness. I was just about to sit down after inviting the noble Baroness, Lady Coussins, to withdraw the amendment for the reasons that I have set out.

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 34 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Coussins, for her engagement with me, as the House will have heard, on the amendment, which she has redrafted since Committee, for the reasons she set out in her speech. I am also grateful to the amendment’s co-sponsor, the noble Baroness, Lady Lister of Burtersett. We have a proud history of providing international protection to those most in...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 33 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend Lady Neville-Rolfe for raising the issue and of course I understand the concerns that lie behind it. Clause 18 adds two new behaviours to the existing credibility provisions in Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004. It introduces the principles that providing late evidence without good reason or not acting in...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 24 (28 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Chakrabarti, the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, and the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, for proposing the new clause. The noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, said that it was a short one; I respectfully agree, and hope that I can be brief in response without any discourtesy to the noble and learned Lord or, indeed, the other proposers of the...


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