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Support for ex-offenders inquiry

Inquiry

Committee report


The Work and Pensions Committee opens an inquiry into the housing and employment support available for offenders on their release from prison.

Written submissions are invited addressing the following points:

  • How are prisoners helped to find employment; is support available both pre and post-release?
  • What benefit payments are available on discharge from prison and how long does it take to access those benefits?
  • Do the employment and education programs available in prisons prepare prisoners for formal employment?
  • What support do offenders receive to help them find suitable accommodation on leaving prison?
  • What are the impacts of factors such as homelessness and unemployment on the propensity to re-offend?

Reports, special reports and government responses

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5th Report - Support for ex-offenders
Inquiry Support for ex-offenders inquiry
HC 58
Report
Response to this report
9th Special Report - Support for ex-offenders: Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2016-17
HC 1044
Special Report
9th Special Report - Support for ex-offenders: Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2016-17
Inquiry Support for ex-offenders inquiry
HC 1044
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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26 October 2016
Inquiry Support for ex-offenders inquiry
Witnesses Damian Hinds MP, Minister for Employment, Michelle Dyson, Director, Children, Families and Disadvantage, Department for Work and Pensions, Sam Gyimah MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons and Probation, Gita Sisupalan, Deputy Director for Prison Reform Policy, and Rachael Reynolds, Head of Employment Commissioning Group, National Offender Service, Ministry of Justice.
Oral Evidence
14 September 2016
Inquiry Support for ex-offenders inquiry
Witnesses Paul Anders, Policy Manager, Janice Nix, and Matt John, Revolving Doors, and Christopher Stacey, Co-director, Unlock; Jocelyn Hillman, Chief Executive, Lisa Hubbard, Housing Officer, Working chance, and Nathan Dick, Head of Policy and Communications, Clinks (at 10.15am).
Oral Evidence
7 September 2016
Inquiry Support for ex-offenders inquiry
Witnesses Darren Burns, National Recruitment Ambassador, Timpson, Kathryn Wildman, Lead Recruiter, Virgin Trains, Tammy Moreton, Apprentice, Virgin Trains
Oral Evidence
Unlock forum with ex-offenders (SEO0064)
Letter to The Rt Hon Liz Truss regarding apprenticeships for ex-offenders (SEO0065)
Response from Mr Sam Gyimah MP regarding apprenticeships for ex-offenders (SEO0066)

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