Results 101–120 of 1071 for speaker:Lord Wolfson of Tredegar

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee ()

Coronavirus Act 2020 (Delay in Expiry: Inquests, Courts and Tribunals, and Statutory Sick Pay) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2022 – Lord Wolfson of Tredegar. Orders and regulations

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Lugano Convention (12 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The Government continues to engage with EU member states, including Denmark, about the UK’s application to join the Lugano Convention when opportunities arise. We maintain that the UK meets the criteria for accession both because Lugano is open to countries outside the EU and all non-EU members have already supported the UK's membership. However, the Government understands that the EU is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Lugano Convention (12 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The UK applied to join the Lugano Convention in April 2020. This provided ample time for the contracting parties to consider the application so that it could have been brought into force by the end of the Transition Period. Switzerland, Norway and Iceland gave their consent within that timescale. However, the European Union declined to begin to consider the UK’s application until after the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Restraint Techniques ( 7 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Every use of physical force is reviewed, and prison officers receive appropriate training to ensure that it is only used when necessary, reasonable and proportionate, and as a last resort.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Location ( 7 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: As of Friday 25th March 2022, there were 14,711 individuals with an origin address in London who were in HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) custody. Of these, 94 (0.2%) were housed in prisons in Wales. 2,734 (18.6%) were housed within the geographical area covered by the HMPPS North Region.

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Third Reading: Motion ( 6 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I am conscious that the House has a lot of business before it today, but I will take just a few moments to say a few words to mark the end of the passage of the Bill through this House. Over the last few months, we have had some spirited discussions on our Courts & Tribunals Service and the relationship between the judiciary and Parliament. I am grateful to all noble Lords for their...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Third Reading: Amendment ( 6 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, there is one minor and technical amendment in my name to Clause 49, which inserts a new clause to allow pro bono cost orders in tribunals. Specifically, the amendment is to the wording of the devolution carve-out, which ensures the clause applies only to tribunal proceedings that are reserved in Scotland and Northern Ireland. I have made this amendment following discussions between...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Third Reading: Amendment ( 6 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, no; it reflects the extremely high standards of parliamentary counsel. If we had not picked this up, nobody else would have done, but we felt it was the right thing to do. Amendment agreed.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Remand in Custody: Females ( 6 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The Ministry of Justice publishes information on the remand status and outcome of defendants in England and Wales at magistrates’ courts in the Remands: Magistrates' Court data tool: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/987718/remands-magistrat es-court-tool-2020.xlsx and at Crown Court in the Remands: Crown Court data tool here:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prerogative of Mercy ( 6 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: One Royal Prerogative of Mercy has been issued to Her Majesty the Queen in the last 10 years. Alan Turing was pardoned in December 2013. In addition, five remission pardons have been granted since 2015. We have not been able to provide the requested information regarding sentence remissions from 2012 to 2015. Information prior to 2015 could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Older People ( 6 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: As of 31 December 2021, there were 329 sentenced male prisoners and 2 sentenced female prisoners aged 80 or over in England and Wales. These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large-scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Homicide: Sentencing ( 6 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The average length of the minimum term (sometimes known as a ‘tariff’) for life sentences for murder convictions since 2000 is as follows: Year of Sentence Mean Tariff (years) Mean Tariff (months) 2000 13 165 2001 13 161 2002 13 156 2003 13 163 2004 14 172 2005 15 190 2006 17 208 2007 15 190 2008 17 212 2009 17 209 2010 19 227 2011 18...

Parole System: Public Protection - Statement ( 5 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Well, my Lords, I do not know whether my career has even begun, but I will respond to the points that were made, dealing first with the questions from the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede. I should say first that I am grateful for his broad support for the thrust of what we are seeking to do. As to consultation, the department has consulted extensively throughout the review. We had a...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee ()

Judicial Pensions Regulations 2022 – Lord Wolfson of Tredegar. Orders and regulations

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Sentences ( 4 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Year Number of transfers of IPP prisoners from predominant function ‘Open’ to predominant function ‘Closed’ prisons 2017 235 2018 205 2019 159 2020 116 Note: These figures exclude those recalled from IPP sentences. Data sources and quality The figures in this table have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large-scale recording system, are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Rehabilitation ( 4 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: National data on all prisoner enrolments (starts) and completions in prison-delivered accredited Offending Behaviour Programmes (OBPs) are collected and published annually and published as part of the HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Annual Digest, but this does not provide further break-down by sentence type. The table attached provides the number of indeterminate sentenced...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Sentences ( 4 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The IPP Action Plan is regularly reviewed to ensure that it is responsive to the needs of those serving IPP sentences, whether in prison or in the community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with measures mandated in the interests of public health, HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) implemented exceptional delivery models which inevitably had some impact on all operational...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Parole ( 4 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Since June 2019, the Parole Board issued the following guidance to support their members in making decisions in all type of cases, including Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP):The parole board decision making framework (Oct 2019); The types of cases guidance (Aug 2021);The guidance on member case assessment (Aug 2021); and,Guidance on oral hearings (Jan 2022). These guidelines explain...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sexual Offences: Sentencing ( 4 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The IPP Action Plan is regularly reviewed to ensure that it is responsive to the needs of those serving IPP sentences, whether in prison or in the community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with measures mandated in the interests of public health, HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) implemented exceptional delivery models which inevitably had some impact on all operational...


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