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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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Call for detail on older prisoners strategy and screening for dementia
The Justice Committee publishes the Government’s response to its report on Ageing Prison Population
17 November 2020
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Experts and practitioners questioned on the future of the National Probation Service
The Justice Committee examines the second major reform of Probation Service in recent years
12 October 2020
Committee to hold Pre-Appointment Hearing for the role of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
Committee to question Government's preferred candidate for the role of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
11 September 2020
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MoJ’s “naïve” approach to outsourcing has failed the taxpayer and prisoners
Committee publish their report Improving the prison estate
11 September 2020
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Lords question government on Covid-19 and the prison system on 14 May
Watch live on Parliament TV from 11am
13 May 2020
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Lords discusses impact of Covid-19 on prisoners
Members debate offender rehabilitation programmes
24 April 2020
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Lords debates treatment of offenders
Members discuss management reforms in prisons and communities
04 October 2019
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Urgent question as inspector demands immediate improvement at Feltham YOI
Young Offendors Institute cannot accept new inmates until issues addressed
24 July 2019
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Government questioned as Serious Fraud Office fine Serco £19.2million
Outsourcing giant, Serco, fined £19.2million over electric tagging service
04 July 2019
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UK Government must address poor living conditions and violence in Welsh prisons
Welsh Affairs Committee publishes report on prison provision in Wales
17 May 2019