More than a fifth of out of work benefits claimants have a criminal record according to research published by the Ministry of Justice today.
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Sunday 20 January 2013
Senior cabinet ministers have come out against plans to close hospital wards in their constituencies, in an apparent challenge to Department of Health plans to rationalise the NHS.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Private contractors will provide probation services under payment-by-results contracts
Tuesday 01 January 2013
The prison population has fallen by almost 3,000 since the start of last year, reversing a trend dating back to the 1990s, it has been revealed.
British Bill of Rights review deadlock likely to mean little progress on legislation before next general election
Tuesday 18 December 2012
An attempt by David Cameron to pave the way for a British Bill of Rights suffered a setback today when a commission set up by the Government failed to agree amongst themselves.
Saturday 15 December 2012
Government plans to curb the right to judicial review risk endangering a vital legal safeguard, a former lord chief justice warned today.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Council of Europe ministers has warned the UK that defying a Strasbourg judgement to give some prisoners voting rights would breach its human rights commitments and its international legal obligation.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Lord Justice Leveson is already being described as 'a strong candidate' for the role by some leading judges and barristers.
Thursday 22 November 2012
The rift between Britain and European judges over prisoner voting widened today after the Coalition Government – backed by Labour – insisted it had the authority to maintain the current ban on inmates taking part in elections.
Justice Secretary: Lack of focus on education and improving skills in young offenders' institutions is a 'travesty'
Tuesday 20 November 2012
The regimes in young offenders’ institutions are to be overhauled in an attempt to prevent teenagers drifting into a life of crime as adults after they are freed.
Sunday 18 November 2012
Parliament will be given another say on whether to give prisoners the vote as the deadline for Britain to comply with a European ruling on the controversial issue looms, according to reports.
Monday 29 October 2012
Abuse allegations made against Jimmy Savile while he was alive could have been linked to show “a pattern of behaviour”, Scotland Yard's commissioner said today.
Monday 15 October 2012
Scotland Yard detectives investigating the growing list of child abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile will visit Broadmoor psychiatric hospital in Berkshire today in an attempt to gather new evidence about claims that he sexually assaulted patients at the high-security facility.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Chris Grayling is changing the law on self-defence at home – and the consequences could be profound. By Cahal Milmo
Monday 08 October 2012
The bald head apparently now represents potency and decisiveness, but shiny-headed men are still on the sidelines
Andrew Mitchell will have 'a difficult time' as Government Chief Whip, says Conservative MP David Davis
Friday 05 October 2012
Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell will have a "difficult time" in his new role, Tory MP David Davis has warned.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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