House of Commons

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RORY SPEAKS ON THE SPENDING OF THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

Rory: May I begin by thanking colleagues for their contributions? It is very striking in justice debates how much learning and experience there is around the House; almost every Member who has spoken is either a distinguished ex-prisons Minister or has worked as a solicitor or criminal barrister, and brings deep passion to their work. […]

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RORY APPEARS BEFORE THE JUSTICE COMMITTEE

Rory appeared before the Justice Select Committee today alongside Mike Driver (the Chief Financial Officer at the Ministry of Justice) and Justin Russell (Director General, Offender Reform and Commissioning Group, Ministry of Justice), to answer questions on “prison population 2022″. Watch it here:   Chair: Good morning, everyone. Welcome to our evidence session on the prison […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON FENTANYL SENTENCING

Rory: It is a great privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. I begin by paying tribute to the hon. Member for Dover (Charlie Elphicke), and my hon. Friends the Members for South Thanet (Craig Mackinlay), and for Clacton (Giles Watling), for their leadership on this issue. Fentanyl is a very serious and pressing […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON THE WORKING CONDITIONS OF PRISON OFFICERS

Rory: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Henry. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend Gordon Henderson. It is important for the Houses of Parliament to focus on prisons and in particular on the service of prison officers. As my hon. Friend pointed out in his substantial and eloquent speech—he […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON PREVENTING MOBILE PHONES IN PRISONS

Rory: This is about bringing in new technology. What this is really about is powers that will enable the Secretary of State to spend money, once the new technology is developed, to insert the new material. The approximate cost would be in the low millions per site, but we do not have the exact costs at […]