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Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witness (20 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q Would the same apply to using the terms “annoyance” and “inconvenience”, understood in the terms of public nuisance? Is the jury still out on that one as well, from your point of view?

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witness (20 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: As a former Children’s Minister, this is something very close to my heart. I would like to ask you a little bit about custodial remand and whether you find that in practice, custodial remand is currently used appropriately for childrenQ .

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witness (20 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q Some children may be living in dysfunctional families, but very many whom the criminal justice system comes into contact with are in local authority care. In fact, sadly, these children make up a large proportion of those who get involved with the police, both as children and as they become adults: if you look at the prison population, far too many of them have been in local authority...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witness (20 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q Finally, in terms of scrutiny of these decisions, what structures does your association think could be utilised or built on at a local level, or indeed at a national level, to make sure that remand decisions are properly scrutinised?

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witness (20 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Thank you very much indeed for those clear and concise answers.

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of witnesses (20 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q Good morning, Dame Vera. I think the victims who feel most let down by the criminal justice system are the victims of rape. Very low numbers of those cases get to court and, similarly, low numbers achieve convictions. Over recent months and years, some electronic data from phones has been used to undermine some of those cases. Messages sent to placate—certainly not to antagonise—the...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of witnesses (20 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: I think we probably need to move on, because other colleagues want to get in.

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of witnesses (20 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: AsQ always, it is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Charles. What we have just touched on is central to the way that we can try to rehabilitate some offenders. There is a vicious circle, which I am sure most Members of Parliament will have come across, where we are trying to rehabilitate a young offender and get them into work, but the cost of the disclosure rules often...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of witnesses (20 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q In our farming business, we once hired a young man and we did not know until he started work that he had just come out of a young offenders institution. He was a lodger in my mother’s house. He was absolutely fantastic, but if we had known, we may not have hired him. I genuinely do not know the answer to this question, but to what extent are probation service staff, who probably know...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witness (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q Could I ask a question about open justice? We will all have seen American courthouses where some of the barristers seem to be playing to the gallery rather than necessarily to the jury. Do you think that the proposals to make justice more open to the public and to observation will work? Do you support them?

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witness (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q We have seen situations where jurors have been engaged in social media conversations about a case, and I think in some cases they have been found guilty of contempt of court. If, particularly in high profile cases, there was a lot of social media debate, could that increase the number of situations in which jurors are compromised or undermined by being tempted to engage in that? As it is...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witness (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q And there is no danger whatsoever that barristers might play to the gallery to try to raise their own personal profiles and popularity.

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witness (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Thank you. That was slightly tongue in cheek, although we do occasionally have barristers appearing at the Dispatch Box and I would not comment on their performance.

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q Thank you, Chair. As a layman, I was not aware that terms that are understood more widely in the community have specific legal meanings and definitions. What benefit is there in codifying the common-law offence of public nuisance into statute? Does it clarify the situation or help? Or would you be critical of that suggestion? Perhaps Mr Willers could answer.

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q Mr Willers, I was going to ask whether you thought that as cases come to court and we get more case law, some of these definitions might become more clearly defined and could be referred to if they go to appeal or even to higher courts, so we might see clearer definitions as we use this law in practice.

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q It is a quick follow-up to the points on illegal occupation of land. We see a situation where Travellers purchase land and then occupy it—they obviously do not plan to travel a great deal more—and it becomes a planning issue rather than one of trespass and occupation. I cannot see anything in the Bill that would address that. I know that the planning process can be protracted. Could...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: I would like to ask about the extension of categories of positions of trust. We have all been appalled by the way that some individuals have abused those positions, as football coaches, in gymnastics, in children’s homes or in the Catholic Church and other religious settings.Q Currently, as I understand, clause 45 would extend those definitions and include anyone aged over 18 who...


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