Courts news from UK Parliament.
Justice Committee launches inquiry into IPP sentences
The Justice Committee launches an inquiry into indeterminate sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP)
21 September 2021
New inquiry – Open Justice: Court reporting in the digital age
Committee launches a new short inquiry into open justice and court reporting in the digital age
17 September 2021
Lords debates Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Members debated police powers, extraction of information from mobile phones, prison sentences for mothers and more. Catch up
15 September 2021
Legal aid needs urgent reform to secure fairness of the justice system
Legal aid is in urgent need of reform to protect the fairness of the justice
27 July 2021
Four short debates in the Lords
Climate change targets, ethnicity and child poverty, neurological services and perpetrators of genocide are in the Lords spotlight. Find out more about Thursday debates in May
28 May 2021
Overseas operations bill concludes parliamentary stages
Lords discusses torture offences and duty of care to service personnel. Find out more
29 April 2021
National Security and Investment Bill completes final stage
Bill awaits Royal Assent
28 April 2021
Private members' bills complete passage through Parliament
Bills await Royal Assent
27 April 2021
Report published on the impact of COVID-19 on courts and tribunals in England and Wales
The Constitution Committee publishes the first of three reports on the constitutional implications of COVID-19
30 March 2021
House of Lords Podcast: fighting for change
Human rights and support for victims of crime are two of the causes this month’s guests campaign for in the Lords. Hear from Lord Alton of Liverpool and Baroness Newlove on what inspires them and how they fight for change in the House of Lords.
26 March 2021
Is justice being done quickly enough?
The Justice Committee continues its inquiry into how delays in court cases and strains on the legal aid system have been exacerbated by the Covid–19 pandemic.
22 March 2021
Committee looks at Justice Ministry plans for police, prisons and courts
The Justice Committee takes evidence from the Ministry of Justice, the HM Courts & Tribunals Service and the HM Prison & Probation Service.
22 March 2021
Committee consults widely on court and tribunal case backlog
Committee is to take further evidence on the strains faced by courts and tribunals in dealing with a backlog in cases
15 March 2021
Victims’ Commissioner to testify in Justice Committee inquiries
Committee to question Dame Vera Baird, Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales
01 March 2021
Government urged to deliver on its commitments for Queen’s Speech
Chair of the Liaison committee Sir Bernard Jenkin has written to Jacob Rees-Mogg on legislation awaiting time in the Government’s legislative programme.
19 February 2021