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Lords debates crime and rehabilitation

30 June 2022

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On Thursday 30 June, members of the House of Lords debated the causes of crime and reoffending and the effectiveness of rehabilitation, including the contribution made by the voluntary sector.


Lord Farmer (Conservative), Chair of the Farmer Review on Importance of Strengthening Offenders' Family Ties to Prevent Reoffending and Intergenerational Crime, put forward the debate.

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.    

Members speaking   

Members speaking in the debate included:

Lord Bellamy (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) responded on behalf of the government - also making his maiden speech.

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Watch and read the debate  

Find out more about the issues discussed on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.

Explore background information  

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.  

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