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Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL125, tabled on 8 November 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government, regarding provisions in the Victims and Prisoners Bill for a ministerial veto and subsequent appeal to the Upper Tribunal for 'top tier' parole decisions, what assessment they have made of the effect of these new stages of the parole process on (1) prison capacity, (2) the victims of crime, (3) prisoners and (4) prison staff.

Answered on

22 November 2023

The Victims and Prisoners Bill has not yet reached Report stage in the House of Commons, meaning it is not in the final form in which it will be introduced to the House of Lords. I look forward to debating this Bill with the Noble Lord and others shortly once it has reached the House of Lords in the form approved by the House of Commons.