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Justice Committee: weekly update

13 October 2017

At the end of sitting weeks the Justice Committee publishes a brief summary of its activities in the form of a weekly update.

This week's meetings

On Tuesday we accepted the Secretary of State’s invitation for an informal private briefing at the Ministry of Justice. We met the Secretary of State, Permanent Secretary and a range of senior officials across the Ministry.

We had a private Committee meeting on Wednesday morning. At that meeting we discussed our forward programme and over the coming weeks we’ll be launching a couple of inquiries. You may have seen this week that we launched an inquiry into Transforming Rehabilitation.
 
At our meeting on Wednesday we also agreed to publish the Government’s Response to the previous Committee's Report on the implications of Brexit for the Crown Dependencies. You can read the previous Committee's Report and the Government's Response on our website.

Inquiry launch: Transforming Rehabilitation

On Thursday we launched an inquiry into the Government's Transforming Rehabilitation programme. Our predecessor Committee took evidence in March on the challenges facing probation. We'll be focusing on how effectively current Government measures are addressing the challenges facing the probation services and what more needs to be done in the short-term to improve the probation system.

You can tell us what you think by sending in a submission. We are accepting evidence up to (and including) Friday 17 November.

Pre-legislative scrutiny

Our written evidence deadline for our inquiry into pre-legislative scrutiny: draft personal injury discount rate legislation is at midnight tonight. We regret that, given the deadline to which the Committee is operating at the Government’s request, we cannot accept any late submissions apart from any which have already been agreed.

Future business

Next week we’ll be taking evidence on the work of the Parole Board from its Chair, Professor Nick Hardwick, and its Chief Executive, Martin Jones, as well as the responsible Minister Sam Gyimah. You can come along to watch this session or you can watch it online at parliamentlive.tv.

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