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Coronation Street: 60th Anniversary (2 Dec 2020)

John Whittingdale: ...the challenge of someone having to try to find the money to pay the TV licence and failing, with this resulting in imprisonment. I am happy to tell the hon. Lady that almost nobody now goes to prison for a failure to pay the TV licence or meet the fine. I am sorry that in her case this came at a time when that was not true.

Public Bill Committee: Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill: New Clause 1 - Assessment of the effects and value for money of this Act (2 Dec 2020)

Lucy Frazer: ...the considerable measures that we are taking to support people in their treatment, including the significant sums we are giving to rough sleepers—of course, there is an overlap there with prison leavers—and the RECONNECT service that the NHS links up with those treatments within prison and in the community. I would like to go through the substance of the amendment. Through proposed new...

Public Bill Committee: Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill: Clause 1 - Testing prisoners for psychoactive substances and other substances (2 Dec 2020)

Bambos Charalambous: The Minister mentioned having a multifaceted approach to substance abuse in prison. A couple of years ago her predecessor mentioned that there was going to be a £10 million investment in scanners and other equipment to detect drugs going into prison—that is the other side of the equation. Could she give us any updates as to what the Government are doing on that? I am sure that is something...

Public Bill Committee: Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill: Clause 2 - Consequential amendments (2 Dec 2020)

Amendment made: 1, in clause 2, page 3, line 35, at end insert— “(7) In the Prison and Young Offender Institution (Coronavirus, etc) (Amendment) (No. 3) Rules 2020 (S.I. 2020/1077)— (a) omit rule 2(3), and (b) omit rule 3(3).”— S.I. 2020/1077 added a new substance to the list of “specified drugs” in the Prison and YOI Rules. That list is no longer needed because of the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Unmanned Air Vehicles (2 Dec 2020)

James Brokenshire: ...Office have been supporting the Department for Transport as they lead in developing and introducing the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft (ATMUA) Bill. The ATMUA Bill gives Police, Senior Prison Officers and Civil Nuclear Constabulary the ability to authorise the use of counter UAV technology to protect the public and Critical National Infrastructure sites. The ATMUA Bill will...

Written Answers — Home Office: Emergency Services: Staff (2 Dec 2020)

Kit Malthouse: ...June 2020 can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-recorded-cri me-open-data-tables Assaults specifically against emergency workers are punishable by up to 12 months in prison and could be charged as common assault. We have also announced our intention to double the maximum sentence for assaults on emergency workers, from 12 months to two years, showing our...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners on Remand (2 Dec 2020)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: As at 30 September 2020, there were 8,444 prisoners in England & Wales held on remand awaiting trial. This information is included in Table 1.1 of prison population statistics which can be found at the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/930646/Population_30Sep2 020.ods The decision to remand someone is a matter for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Mental Health (2 Dec 2020)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: ...are required to agree a health delivery plan which includes how mental health support will be delivered during COVID-19. We have tailored guidance for supporting specific groups of people in prison whose wellbeing may be more impacted by the Covid-19 measures put in place, including older prison residents, those with learning difficulties and groups known to be at increased risk of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Social Security Benefits (2 Dec 2020)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: We have been working closely with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to improve access to financial support for prisoners and prison leavers. As part of the Government’s Covid-19 response, DWP established a bespoke telephony service to enable those released from prison to make a claim for Universal Credit. All prisoners receive information about the telephone line as part of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Christmas (2 Dec 2020)

the Bishop of Gloucester: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable the release on temporary licence of people in prison during the Christmas period.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nigeria: Prisoners (2 Dec 2020)

Lord Hylton: ...representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about the report from its National Bureau of Statistics, published on 23 April, which found that more than 70 per cent of that country's prison population is on remand without sentence.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: COVID-19 Vaccine: Preparations (1 Dec 2020)

Kellie Armstrong: ...by the Chair of the Health Committee, are taken into consideration in the first wave. That should include the police, public transport staff, people who work in residential and domiciliary care, Prison Service staff, teachers and classroom support and foster and kinship carers. It should come as no surprise to the Minister when I say that the absolutely exhausted, unpaid carers should be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: ROXANNE: PSNI Involvement (1 Dec 2020)

Gerry Carroll: ...in an EU-funded research project, ROXANNE, and is, therefore, working in tandem with the Israel Ministry of Public Security, including the Israel National Police, the border police and the Israel prison service, which oversees the committing of serious human rights abuses. (AQT 773/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisons: Planned Investment (1 Dec 2020)

Naomi Long: The Northern Ireland Prison Service has a central role to play in seeking to make our community safe as we contribute to reducing reoffending and improving the effectiveness of the justice system. It is essential that we hold those who are in our care safely and securely, and it is equally important that we make the community safer by supporting and challenging people to change as we focus on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisons 2020 (1 Dec 2020)

Naomi Long: Since the publication of 'Prisons 2020: The Way Forward' in July 2018, the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) has driven a programme of continuous improvement across the organisation, with the aim of delivering better rehabilitation for people in our care. During the first two years of the programme, we have seen significant progress made towards the strategic commitments across each...

Scheduled Mass Deportation: Jamaica - Commons Urgent Question (1 Dec 2020)

.... They are all Jamaican citizens and no one on the flight was born in the United Kingdom. They are all foreign national offenders who between them have served 228 years plus a life sentence in prison. It is a long-standing government policy that any foreign national offender will be considered for deportation. Under the UK Borders Act 2007, which was introduced and passed by a Labour...

Scheduled Mass Deportation: Jamaica - Commons Urgent Question (1 Dec 2020)

.... They are all Jamaican citizens and no one on the flight was born in the United Kingdom. They are all foreign national offenders who between them have served 228 years plus a life sentence in prison. It is a long-standing government policy that any foreign national offender will be considered for deportation. Under the UK Borders Act 2007, which was introduced and passed by a Labour...

Public Bill Committee: Financial Services Bill: Clause 30 - Maximum sentences for insider dealing and financial services offences (1 Dec 2020)

John Glen: ...the effectiveness of the financial markets. Market abuse is comparable to other types of economic crime, such as fraud, so it should carry an equivalent penalty. The clause will increase the maximum prison sentence for such crimes from seven to 10 years, demonstrating that the Government take criminal market abuse offences just as seriously as other types of economic crime offences. In...

Treasury: Topical Questions (1 Dec 2020)

Anneliese Dodds: ...be guaranteed a pay rise, but then said that they would receive a fixed increase of £250. Will he correct the record to confirm he is delivering a real-terms pay cut for many teaching assistants, prison officers and police constables?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Coronavirus (1 Dec 2020)

Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Prison Population Projections 2020 to 2026, England and Wales, published on 26 November 2020, Figure 1.1, how he plans to prevent rising risks of covid-19 infection as the prison population increases.


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