Lords Committee to question Minister of State for Prisons, Parole and Probation
The Justice and Home Affairs Committee is holding its final oral evidence session as part of its inquiry on community sentences.
The Justice and Home Affairs Committee hears evidence from the Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP (Minister of State for Prisons, Parole and Probation). The meeting explores various aspects of community sentences in England and Wales, such as trends in their use, how they are delivered, and ideas for reforms. This meeting is the final evidence session of this inquiry.
- Who, within Government, is making the case for greater availability of treatment for people on community sentences?
- Why were the new pilot problem-solving courts renamed “intensive supervision courts”? How will the pilots be evaluated?
- How to ensure that the original “probation ethos” survives and thrives within His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service?
- What are the Government’s priorities for the commissioning of rehabilitative services from private and third-sector organisations going forward?