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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to address the concerns raised by the joint report of HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons, An Inspection of Through the Gate Resettlement Services for Prisoners Serving 12 Months or More. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As part of our review of the probation system we have been looking at Through-the-Gate services, including the issues raised by the HMI Probations report. The review has now concluded and we will be publishing our findings in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T12:20:50.74Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T12:20:50.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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25277
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unstar this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion of the Equality and Human Rights Commission review published on 3 April, Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal, that changes to legal aid in England and Wales have negatively affected disabled people's access to justice; and to the finding that a 54 per cent drop between 2012–13 and 2015–16 in employment tribunal claims on grounds of disability discrimination. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering the recommendations of the review and will respond in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The reforms to the scope of civil legal aid were designed to refocus funding on those who need it most and on the most serious cases in which legal advice and representation are justified. We have specifically protected legal aid (both for initial advice and representation), subject to the statutory means and merits tests, for civil legal services provided in relation to contravention of the Equality Act 2010. Publicly funded advice continues to be available for Employment Tribunal discrimination claims, and publicly funded advice and representation is available in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s review of the impact of the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunals was published on 31 January 2017. The review included proposals to extend the support available under the Help with Fees scheme. The Government is considering the responses to the consultation and will respond in due course.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T13:30:47.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T13:30:47.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3756
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text Her Majesty's Government what are the principal rules relating to young children visiting their parents in prison. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As set out in our 2016 White Paper on Prison Safety and Reform, we are committed to giving prisoners the support and help they need to maintain and strengthen family ties.</p><p> </p><p>Lord Farmer was commissioned to undertake a review of family engagement, and to make proposals that will augment the Prison Safety and Reform agenda. The Ministry of Justice will consider his findings in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Visits, where appropriate, by children to their parent in prison are central to maintaining the relationship during the sentence. Ethos, statutory entitlement and practices are detailed in secondary legislation and in Prison Service Instructions, as follows:</p><p> </p><p>Prison Rules 1999, Rule 4 - ‘Outside Contacts‘, requires Governors to encourage and assist prisoners to maintain relations with persons and agencies outside of the prison which may, in the opinion of the Governor, best promote the interests of his family and own social rehabilitation. Rule 35 ‘Personal Letters and Visits’ sets out the statutory entitlement to visits and Governors may allow an additional privilege under Rule 8.</p><p> </p><p>Prison Service Instruction 16/2011 ‘Providing Visits and Services to Visitors’ sets out, among other things, guidelines to prisons on the management of family visits.</p><p> </p><p>Prison Governors are accountable for the safeguarding and welfare of children during prison visits. This is set out through the statutory framework under the Children Act 2004. Prison Service Instruction 15/2011 ‘Management of Security at Visits’ requires social visits to be conducted in a manner which ensures the safeguarding of children and provides arrangements for this.</p><p>Prisoners can earn additional visits by demonstrating good behaviour and commitment to their rehabilitation; this is detailed in Prison Service Instruction 30/2013 ‘Incentives and Earned Privileges’.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T12:27:48.473Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T12:27:48.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this