As well as Government measures to toughen up punishments and support victims, the nation requires more magistrates.
Posts Tagged: Ministry of Justice
The One Public Sector Estate programme provides far better value for money – and the co-location of the workforce has significant operational benefits.
Michael Gove: I have shown in government that I deliver. And as Prime Minister, I will deliver Brexit – and stop Corbyn.
My experience – mastering those detailed briefs, winning support, driving through reform – leaves me in the best position to achieve Brexit.
The new Solicitor General and FCO/DfID minister are both sensible choices, which might say more about the Prime Minister’s position than her judgement.
Rory Stewart’s pledge to bring security and conditions under control is welcome, but too narrow in scope.
Frank Young: New divorce laws. The Government should produce new plans to help marriages – not just to end them
If these reforms are introduced, the Government should think carefully about how changes to the process of divorce is matched with support for married couples.
The police force exists “to prevent crime and disorder”; the public rightly expect everything the police do, to contribute to that objective.
Gauke’s argument on sentencing reform is calm, reasoned and vulnerable to events outside his control
The Justice Secretary makes a good case that short prison sentences make reoffending worse. But he must persuade a sceptical public.
Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.
You may have thought his speech over the top. (And he may have thought so too.) But politics needs top-flight people who are really good at what they do.
Many householders are sent threatening letters for money owed by previous occupants. Local authorities are among the culprits.
The Prime Minister has appointed a reliable loyalist, but does this indicate confidence, or caution?
Rory Geoghegan: Short-term prison sentences do nothing for prolific offenders. We must get serious about tackling the causes of crime.
Our latest Centre for Social Justice report – Desperate for a Fix – focuses on prolific drug-addicted people and proposes a new Second Chance Programme.
WATCH: “Reoffending rates are far too high for short sentences…they aren’t long enough to turn lives around” – Stewart on prisons
The Prisons Minister says reducing the numbers incarcerated for under a year “would be good for public safety, good for the individuals and good for the prison system”.
All credit to the brave victims who brought the legal challenge, and to those who backed them. But the Government should have fought the decision in the first place.