Results 121–140 of 1071 for speaker:Lord Wolfson of Tredegar

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

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The requested information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. The Government’s primary responsibility is to protect the public. Accredited programmes aim to protect the public and reduce reoffending and are part of a range of rehabilitation and risk reduction opportunities available. HM Prison and Probation Service remains committed to supporting the...

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 HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Annual Digest, but this does not provide further break-down by progression through the estate or by sentence type. The table attached provides the average...

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

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: We do not hold data on the numbers of prisoners with sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) on a waiting list to begin an accredited offending behaviour programme (OBP) prior to late 2020. New data collection systems were established in response to the pandemic to aid future recovery planning for OBPs. This table below shows the number of IPP prisoners waiting to commence an...

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 andor 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...

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

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The Parole Board has confirmed the breakdown of Deferral and Adjournment rates for oral hearings since 2017 in the table below. The Parole Board will publish data for 2021/22 in their 2021/22 Annual Report. The Parole Board reports on national rates and does not produce this data by regions. Conducted Hearings Completed Oral Hearings Deferred & Adjourned Hearings Deferred Split...

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

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: In 2014, the Government published a consultation paper and response assessing the potential merits of provision for non-religious belief marriages. This concluded that the matter was complex, and that by allowing Humanists to solemnise marriages in unrestricted locations, the Government would create a provision for Humanists that would not be available to all groups. To ensure we are...

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

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Over the last two years, the Parole Board has adapted its operating model to increase its hearing capacity through the use of technology and via intensive paper reviews which led to a record 9202 oral hearings conducted in 2020/21, 938 more than in 2019/20. In 2020/21 the Parole Board completed a total 1566 oral hearings (reviews and recalls) for prisoners serving IPP sentences. This was a 3%...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Report: Amendment 29 (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I am grateful to everyone and look forward to the noble Lord’s support on issues where it might matter more that he is on my side, but I am always grateful for any support that I get from any quarter. More seriously, I am grateful to the House for what seems to be unanimous support for this amendment. We have made good progress timewise this afternoon and I will not detain the...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Report: Amendment 29 (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I am conscious that this is the last group, and I hope that we can end Report on a point of unanimity across the House. In Committee, I welcomed the proposal from the noble and learned Lord, Lord Etherton, to allow pro bono costs orders to be made in tribunals, in much the same way as they are already available in the civil and family courts. I am now very pleased to bring forward a...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Report: Amendment 25 (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I am grateful to noble Lords for their contributions to this short debate. I am conscious that the fact that the debate has been relatively short is not a reflection of the importance of the issue. On the contrary, as the noble and learned Lord, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, said, this is a long-running issue. It is not quite as long- running as the coronial office, but it has been...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Report: Amendment 19 (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I shall respond to the amendments in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Chapman. Amendments 21, 22, 23 and 24 all seek to introduce further conditions into Clauses 39, 40 and 41 relating to coroners’ courts. The Government’s position on these amendments is that, while we understand and sympathise with the intention behind them, we do not consider them necessary. As I said in...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Report: Amendment 7 (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I was just about to come to that point. I have heard what the noble and learned Lord has said. We will certainly consider what data we can publish that would go towards meeting that point. I would be happy to drop the noble and learned Lord a note on that. We have to think about how this new data fits in the with the current data sets, and we need to publish things in an accessible...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Report: Amendment 19 (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I am sorry but one of the problems of doing this online is that, when the system freezes, you do not have any notes.

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Report: Amendment 19 (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Keep taking the tablets, my Lords. When we last debated these clauses, a number of noble Lords, including the noble Baroness, Lady Chakrabarti, invited and urged me to meet Inquest. I am grateful for that urging, because I had a very productive and informative discussion with it last week on the measures in the Bill and some wider measures. In fact, Justice also attended the meeting. While it...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Report: Amendment 7 (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede, for putting down these amendments which, as he says, are probing amendments. I am also grateful to him for his time in discussing all of these points, I think, in a number of meetings we have had. What I will seek to do—and I hope the House will forgive me if I do not go into too much detail—is respond to them point by...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Report: Amendment 7 (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: I think that is correct, but let me write to the noble Lord on that point. My understanding is that the indicated plea of guilty cannot be used against them. I appreciate the noble Lord’s point is slightly different. I think the answer to it is yes, but I will write to him so that he is in possession of accurate information before the Bill comes back to this House. He will get a written...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Report: Amendment 5 (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, a Cart judicial review is a challenge of a decision of the Upper Tribunal to refuse permission to appeal a First-tier Tribunal decision. A Cart judicial review therefore gives the losing party another—or yet another—chance to challenge a decision to refuse permission to appeal, this time by way of judicial review to the High Court, which then opens a further route to the Court...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I begin by wishing the noble Lord, Lord Anderson, well and the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, a safe trip home. This clause aims to reform remedies on quashing orders in judicial review proceedings so that more flexibility is available to the courts. As my noble friend Lord Faulks noted in Committee, the key for the Independent Review of Administrative Law was that there should be some...

Prisons: Death Statistics - Question (30 Mar 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, every death in custody is a tragedy. Although in 2021 there were more self-inflicted deaths than in 2020, the number was the same as in 2019. The number of self-inflicted deaths in 2020, used in this Question as a benchmark, was in fact the lowest since 2012. However, each death is one too many. We continue to do everything we can to ensure and improve the safety of those in our care.


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