Offenders: Dependants

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th February 2014.

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Photo of Lord Patten Lord Patten Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 28 January (WA 221), when they expect to have concluded their examination concerning arrangements for the identification and consideration of dependents of those remanded or sentenced to custody; whether the conclusions of this examination will be published; and whether they are considering legislation.

Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Government is continuing to look carefully at the issue of dependants of those sent to custody, and is now discussing the subject with a number of interested parties. As part of this we are assessing what practical measures might be necessary to support effective identification and consideration of dependants.

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