FLAWED PRISON SYSTEM WILL COST GOVERNMENT £467 MILLION MORE THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED – MP

The privatised approach to rehabilitation in prisons has left a system is disarray and which will ultimately end up costing the Government £467 million more than originally planned following bail-outs and cancelled contracts, MP Ellie Reeves has told a House of Commons debate. "This money could have been put towards better prison conditions and improved … Continue reading FLAWED PRISON SYSTEM WILL COST GOVERNMENT £467 MILLION MORE THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED – MP

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MP ELLIE REEVES: Questions in the House on: Imprisonment for Public Protection / Terminally ill constituent who DWP found ‘fit for work’ / exclusions and isolation rooms in schools / opioid drugs / Windrush scandal – and a climate change question for Jeremy Corbyn!

IMPRISONMENT FOR PUBLIC PROTECTION Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge The latest figures show that there are still nearly 2,500 prisoners serving IPP sentences. These sentences often have punitive recall conditions, which means that people might be returned to prison for fairly minor breaches of their licence conditions, resulting in many prisoners serving well beyond their … Continue reading MP ELLIE REEVES: Questions in the House on: Imprisonment for Public Protection / Terminally ill constituent who DWP found ‘fit for work’ / exclusions and isolation rooms in schools / opioid drugs / Windrush scandal – and a climate change question for Jeremy Corbyn!

“It often felt like the Government and the local authority had no aspiration for the girls at my south-east London comprehensive” – MP recalls her schooldays during funding debate

MP Ellie Reeves has recalled some of her schooldays during a funding debate in the House of Commons: As the daughter of two teachers, I remember the 1980s and ’90s as a time of chronic underfunding in our schools. There were not enough books to go around, and lessons were held in crumbling classrooms and … Continue reading “It often felt like the Government and the local authority had no aspiration for the girls at my south-east London comprehensive” – MP recalls her schooldays during funding debate

SECTION 21: “IF THE GOVERNMENT IS SERIOUS ABOUT ENDING EVICTIONS WHERE THE TENANT IS BLAMELESS, IT NEEDS TO DO MORE” – Councillor / MP QUIZZES GOVERNMENT

Croydon council have also welcomed the "potential" ban on private landlords carrying out evictions with no good reason – but are calling on the Government to give renters even greater protection by reviewing Universal Credit. At its full council meeting last October, Croydon became the first local authority to publicly back the #EndUnfairEvictions campaign, joining … Continue reading SECTION 21: “IF THE GOVERNMENT IS SERIOUS ABOUT ENDING EVICTIONS WHERE THE TENANT IS BLAMELESS, IT NEEDS TO DO MORE” – Councillor / MP QUIZZES GOVERNMENT

MPs QUIZ MINISTERS ON FRACKING / JOBS AT RISK FROM AUTOMATION / TOXIC PARTICULATES NEAR SCHOOLS AND NURSERIES / TB INCIDENCE IN THE UK / NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS / LONELINESS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE

FRACKING Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to ensure that the Government’s fracking proposals do not disrupt local wildlife and biodiversity. Therese CoffeyThe Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Statutory consultees including Natural England (NE) and the Environment … Continue reading MPs QUIZ MINISTERS ON FRACKING / JOBS AT RISK FROM AUTOMATION / TOXIC PARTICULATES NEAR SCHOOLS AND NURSERIES / TB INCIDENCE IN THE UK / NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS / LONELINESS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE

KNIFE CRIME DEBATE: “WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT WORKS” – MP TELLS HOUSE OF COMMONS

Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) We already know what works in tackling violent youth crime because we have done it before. For instance, the public health-type approach that I and others introduced in Lambeth in 2008, more than 10 years ago, dramatically cut violent youth offending at the time. It … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME DEBATE: “WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT WORKS” – MP TELLS HOUSE OF COMMONS

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: GREATER LONDON HOMELESSNESS / FEMALE OFFENDERS

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to reduce homelessness in London. Heather WheelerParliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) This Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping, which is why we have now committed over £1.2 billion to … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: GREATER LONDON HOMELESSNESS / FEMALE OFFENDERS

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: “AGRESSIVE BAILIFFS” /  IT FAILURES AT COURTS / SALES OF COURT BUILDINGS / YOUTH VIOLENCE

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge Like many MPs, through my casework I have heard numerous stories of aggressive and inappropriate behaviour by bailiffs, often towards some of the most vulnerable. The Ministry of Justice has just closed a consultation on this issue, so may we please now have a debate, in Government time, … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: “AGRESSIVE BAILIFFS” /  IT FAILURES AT COURTS / SALES OF COURT BUILDINGS / YOUTH VIOLENCE

SCHOOLS “OFF-ROLLING” PUPILS: MPs QUIZ MINISTERS

Academy schools have been "off-rolling" pupils to help boost exam results, says MP Helen Hayes.  In a House of Commons question the Dulwich and West Norwood MP said: Chief Superintendent Ade Adelekan of the Metropolitan police’s violent crime taskforce has described the factors common to many young people involved in knife crime and gangs, the … Continue reading SCHOOLS “OFF-ROLLING” PUPILS: MPs QUIZ MINISTERS

“RECALL SYSTEM TO PRISON THRESHOLD TOO LOW” – 1,846 women returned to custody while on licence in just one year

The recall system to prison has too low a threshold with the result that prisoners flip between detention, parole boards and release on licence once more , says Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves.   She told fellow MPs: As a member of the justice committee, I have visited a number of prisons, including Downview … Continue reading “RECALL SYSTEM TO PRISON THRESHOLD TOO LOW” – 1,846 women returned to custody while on licence in just one year