Lords debates crime and rehabilitation
30 June 2022
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 in the debate included:
- Baroness Burt of Solihull (Liberal Democrats), former Assistant Governor of HM Prison Service
- Lord Garnier (Conservative), Director and Trustee, Prison Reform Trust
- Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede (Labour), Labour spokesperson for justice
- Lord Woolf (Crossbench), former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
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