All 17 results for veterans in prison speaker:Elfyn Llwyd

Offender Rehabilitation Bill: New Clause 2 — Rehabilitation of ex-service personnel (14 Jan 2014)

Elfyn Llwyd: The previous speaker should not read anything into the silence in the Chamber. It was not acquiescence; we were stunned into silence. I congratulate the hon. Member for Barnsley Central (Dan Jarvis) on being the driving force in bringing forward new clauses 2 and 3 on veterans to which I would like to speak briefly. I also welcome Government amendment 5 on the extension of restorative...

Offender Rehabilitation Bill: New Clause 2 — Rehabilitation of ex-service personnel (14 Jan 2014)

Elfyn Llwyd: Yes, there is. In addition, ex-service personnel are not used to paying regular bills and so on, and sometimes they do not balance their monthly income and outgoings, they end up in debt and everything spirals from there. I remember speaking with SSAFA in south Wales some time ago, and it told me that about 60% of its work was to do with debt, the handling of money and so on. That is another...

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant (21 Nov 2012)

Elfyn Llwyd: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Lagan Valley (Mr Donaldson) and his right hon. and hon. Friends on bringing forward this very important debate. I am pleased that we have some time to debate this issue. It is also a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Newark (Patrick Mercer), who spoke with great authority from his experience of military life. The failure to provide...

Armed Forces Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Clause 2 — Armed forces covenant report (14 Jun 2011)

Elfyn Llwyd: I am delighted to congratulate Wing Commander Milroy on that—it is a well-deserved honour for a lot of hard work in difficult circumstances. I do not want to take up too much time this evening, so I shall seek to truncate my remarks. Let me explain one or two more amendments. I will not press the Committee to a Division, because I want to make my points and to return to them at another...

Armed Forces Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Clause 2 — Armed forces covenant report (14 Jun 2011)

Elfyn Llwyd: I will move to finish my remarks fairly quickly because we are subject to some rather strange remarks at the moment. The role that support officers would play would be to ensure that relevant individuals who came into contact with the criminal justice system received support while they were held within the system. Only a small percentage end up in the criminal justice system, but it is...

Armed Forces Bill (10 Jan 2011)

Elfyn Llwyd: ...Bill is important for many reasons. I am pleased that the need to bolster the military covenant is recognised. For some years, I have campaigned for widespread recognition of the welfare needs of veterans of the armed forces. The Bill makes integral amendments to the way in which our armed forces function, especially in disciplinary matters. I will focus on veterans' welfare, which is...

Armed Forces Bill (10 Jan 2011)

Elfyn Llwyd: That may very well be, and we must also remember that the vast majority of those who are in prison come not from the Navy or the Air Force but from the Army, the infantry. There are socio-economic factors to be borne in mind and the equation is not simple, so the hon. Gentleman is right in that regard. I should like to leave aside the scale of the problem and consider what we can do to assist...

Armed Forces Bill (10 Jan 2011)

Elfyn Llwyd: Absolutely right, and that is part and parcel of bringing people back into the civilian mainstream. There is no doubt that such training is useful, and we know that it often works. Clause 2 provides a commitment for a report to be placed before Parliament each year, which will deal with health care, education and housing. That is a welcome step, because the regulation of those services is a...

Armed Forces Bill (10 Jan 2011)

Elfyn Llwyd: Such work is being done by, for example, Kent police, to which I referred earlier, and probation services here and there. Very good work is undertaken in some prisons. That work is done by people who have an interest in assisting veterans, and we need to roll out good practice throughout the UK. It is wrong for anyone to hint that I am disparaging the services when I refer to alcohol or...

[Anne Main in the Chair] — Cutting Crime (Justice Reinvestment) (21 Oct 2010)

Elfyn Llwyd: With respect, I can answer that straight away. NAPO estimated that about 8,500 service veterans-9%-were in prison. The Government scoping exercise excluded those under 21, reservists, of whom there are many in Afghanistan as we speak, women and those who served in Northern Ireland. If we process them back in, the figure is 9%.

[Anne Main in the Chair] — Cutting Crime (Justice Reinvestment) (21 Oct 2010)

Elfyn Llwyd: According to a Ministry of Justice letter leaked last Friday, 14,000 MOJ jobs will be lost, 11,000 of them from the front line. If we are to believe the letter, 60% of those reductions must be made within the next two years. The cost of the redundancy drive will reportedly reach £230 million. Although 85% of that reduction is estimated to be voluntary, it will no doubt be as voluntary as...

Adjournment (Whitsun): Foreign Affairs and Defence (26 May 2010)

Elfyn Llwyd: I agree absolutely with the hon. Gentleman. He and I believe strongly that the incursion is wrong and that it will end in tears. Some of us said at the beginning that it was another Vietnam. At the time, we were laughed at, but I am afraid we are rapidly getting there. As long as the troops are there, they deserve every possible support. They deserve the best kit, they deserve our support,...

Written Answers — Defence: Ex-servicemen: Prisoners (15 Mar 2010)

Elfyn Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what methodology his Department uses to determine the number of veterans in prison in England and Wales.

Written Answers — Justice: Ex-Servicemen: Prison (2 Mar 2010)

Elfyn Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether people (a) whose date of birth was unavailable, (b) sent to prison before 1979 and (c) who had been reservists counted for the purposes of his Department's determination of the number of veterans in jails in England and Wales.

Written Answers — Justice: Ex-Servicemen: Prison (2 Mar 2010)

Elfyn Llwyd: ...whose first name was unavailable, (b) under the age of 18 years, (c) who had changed their names on marriage and (d) known to use aliases were counted for the purposes of his Department's determination of the number of service veterans in prison; (2) what the prison population was when his Department made its determination of the number of service veterans in the prison system; (3)...

Written Answers — Justice: Prisoners: Ex-servicemen (11 Jan 2010)

Elfyn Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many armed forces veterans are (a) serving a custodial sentence in a prison in England and Wales and (b) the subject of (i) a court order and (ii) a parole licence.

Ex-servicemen (Prison) (21 Oct 2008)

Elfyn Llwyd: Over the past year or so, it has come to my notice that an increasing number of ex-servicemen are appearing regularly in the courts in north Wales and Cheshire. Very often they are charged with serious offences, including wounding, sexual assaults and drug offences, together with robbery. Some of those offences appear to have no explanation or rationale behind them other than a manifestation...


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