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Justice Committee examines health and education support for women in prison
Committee continues its inquiry into women in prison with a session focussing on health and education.
13 September 2021
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Justice Committee examines impact of women in prison strategy
The Justice Committee takes evidence from Centre for Justice Innovation, Changing Lives and the Centre for Women’s Justice
05 July 2021
Publication of Government Response: The future of the Probation Service
The Justice Committee has published the Government’s response to its report into the future of the Probation Service
02 July 2021
Experts give evidence on prison education
Education Committee to question charities, governors’ association and Open University on learning in custody
28 May 2021
Prison education inquiry: Education Committee evidence session on employability, skills and training
The session will explore what is being done to help prisoners undertake education and training whilst in prison and move into jobs on release from custody
20 May 2021
Judges must consider interests of child when sentencing mother, urges Committee
The Joint Committee on Human Rights tables new clauses to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to protect right to family life of children when their mother is sentenced.
14 May 2021
Three private members' bills await Royal Assent
Bills on substance testing in prisons, prohibiting the use of Botox on under 18s and sentencing for animal welfare offences complete final stage. Learn more
29 April 2021
Domestic Abuse Bill returns to the Lords
Members consider Commons amendments to the bill
27 April 2021
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Women in prison inquiry launched
Justice Committee examines issues including what progress has been made on commitments to reduce the number of women in custody
26 April 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
Lords considers Commons changes to the covert intelligence bill
Members discuss safeguards for juveniles and powers of the Judicial Commissioner
10 February 2021
Ministers pressed on rights of those in care homes, hospitals and prisons
The Joint Committee on Human Rights have written to Matt Hancock and Lucy Frazer on the impact of long lockdown to those in care homes, hospitals and prisons.
03 February 2021
Education Committee  launches prison education inquiry
The Education Committee examines to what degree adults in prison and younger learners in custody can access suitable education
19 November 2020
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