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Chris Grayling MP

Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor

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  • = Key Development Friday 23rd January
  • 11:47 Khan seizes on ex-Tory MP attack on Grayling PoliticsHome News

    Khan seizes on ex-Tory MP attack on Grayling PoliticsHome News

    Sadiq Khan has described another attack on Chris Grayling from a barrister as the “latest humiliation” for the Justice Secretary. Mr Grayling has come in for criticism from several leading legal experts over his moves to introduce addit... Continue to article

  • 10:50 Dot Commons: Grayling 'puts the d*** into tat' Dot Commons

    PoliticsHome Grayling 'puts the d*** into tat'

    To finish off what has been a bruising few days for Chris Grayling, former Tory MP Jerry Hayes has decided to stick the boot in. Writing on his blog, the qualified barrister says: “Grayling's attempt to curtail judicial review shows he p...

  • = Key Development Wednesday 21st January
  • 17:40 Peer accuses Grayling of 'demeaning office of Lord Chancellor' PoliticsHome News

    Peer accuses Grayling of 'demeaning office of Lord Chancellor' PoliticsHome News

    A senior barrister has excoriated Chris Grayling’s stance on judicial review, saying it “demean[s] the office of Lord Chancellor”. The Justice Secretary’s bid to introduce new requirements on those seeking judicial review has frequently... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 18th January
  • 11:42 Chris Grayling: Prisoners should not get automatic early release On air

    On Air | Chris Grayling MP | Justice Secretary and Lord Cha... | Sunday Politics, BBC One Video Chris Grayling MP

    Chris Grayling repeated that he intended to cut the number of prisoners being granted early release from their sentences, if resources allow it in the future. “There are three groups who will be in the first wave of change: there are the... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 9th January
  • 17:45 House of Lords Business Lords Business

    17:45 | Lords Business | PoliticsHome Lords Business

    Lords Chamber 3.00pm: Oral questions, to ask the government: - What is their assessment of the report of the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe on monitoring o... Continue to article

  • 17:35 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    17:35 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 2:30pm: Defence questions (Topicals at 3:15pm) Main business Stamp Duty Land Tax Bill: Committee and remaining stages Consumer Rights Bill: Consideration of Lords amendments Motion to approve a carry-over exten... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 21st December
  • 10:39 Chris Grayling: UK has a duty of care to ex-soldier prisoners On air

    On Air | Chris Grayling MP | Justice Secretary and Lord Cha... | Murnaghan, Sky News Video Chris Grayling MP

    Chris Grayling explained why the Government believed former Armed Forces personnel were deserving of special handling compared to ordinary prisoners. “These are people who served our country, who served our country in some of the most di... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 16th December
  • 13:09 Grayling accused of being a 'tin-pot dictator' over judicial review reforms House of Commons

    Grayling accused of being a 'tin-pot dictator' over judicial review reforms House of Commons

    The Justice Secretary has today defended the Government's move to reduce the number of judicial review cases, after concerns were raised over abuse of the system. Speaking during Justice Questions, Chris Grayling said the changes were ne... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 11th December
  • 00:01 Legal background 'distinct advantage' for Lord Chancellor - Lords committee PoliticsHome News

    Legal background 'distinct advantage' for Lord Chancellor - Lords committee PoliticsHome News

    Any future Lord Chancellor would have an advantage if they were legally qualified, the House of Lords Constitution Committee has said. The Committee has previously raised concerns with the appointment of current Lord Chancellor and Justi... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 2nd December
  • 13:08 Grayling defends probation reforms despite murder link PoliticsHome News

    Grayling defends probation reforms despite murder link PoliticsHome News

    The Justice Secretary has refuted a claim that changes to the probations service contributed to two murders. Chris Grayling was responding to claims by the probation officers’ union that Ministry of Justice reforms had allowed an “overw... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 1st December
  • 15:37 In Brief Events

    15:37 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron makes an announcement on funding for dementia research Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg makes an announcement on Bicester, the site of the Government's proposed second garden city Chief Secretary to the Tr... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 17th November
  • 17:55 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    17:55 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Cabinet Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business Ten minute rule motion: National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit) B... Continue to article

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  • = Key Development Thursday 31st July
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  • 14:52 Story (2 links): Sex offender programme row

    PoliticsHome Sex offender programme row Story View links

    Labour has attacked the Government after the Justice Secretary disclosed that eight prisons in England and Wales now hold only sex offenders, after a rise in number of abusers increased by 652 to more than 11,000 in one year.

    With the number of abusers rising by 652 to more than 11,000 in one year, Chris Grayling said the Government planned to cope with the increase by restricting specialist treatment courses to high risk offenders only, with lower risk offenders now set to receive what the Ministry of Justice described as “more appropriate interventions”.

    Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan said: “This a monumental admission of failure by the Government. It's their duty to ensure that offenders are punished and rehabilitated in prison. But because of their failure hundreds of sex offenders are no longer going to get the treatment programmes they need to make sure they don't go on and reoffend once released. David Cameron's policies have caused a prisons crisis and the growing chaos is exposing the public to increased danger.”

    Earlier today, a report released by the National Offender Management Service found that the number of treatment programmes on offer to convicted sex offenders decreased by 6.6% in a year.

    Mr Grayling said the move was part of plan to get away from a “one size fits all approach” to dealing with sex offenders.

    He said: “As a Government we make no apologies for putting sex offenders where they deserve – in jail.

    “But when they are there it is important that we deal with their offending behaviour – that means programmes consistent with the best evidence, targeted at those who pose the greatest threat.”

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Stories involving Chris Grayling

Sex offender programme row

Labour has attacked the Government after the Justice Secretary disclosed that eight prisons in England and Wales now hold only sex offenders, after a rise in number of abusers increased by 652 to more than 11,000 in one year.

With the number of abusers rising by 652 to more than 11,000 in one year, Chris Grayling said the Government planned to cope with the increase by restricting specialist treatment courses to high risk offenders only, with lower risk offenders now set to receive what the Ministry of Justice described as “more appropriate interventions”.

Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan said: “This a monumental admission of failure by the Government. It's their duty to ensure that offenders are punished and rehabilitated in prison. But because of their failure hundreds of sex offenders are no longer going to get the treatment programmes they need to make sure they don't go on and reoffend once released. David Cameron's policies have caused a prisons crisis and the growing chaos is exposing the public to increased danger.”

Earlier today, a report released by the National Offender Management Service found that the number of treatment programmes on offer to convicted sex offenders decreased by 6.6% in a year.

Mr Grayling said the move was part of plan to get away from a “one size fits all approach” to dealing with sex offenders.

He said: “As a Government we make no apologies for putting sex offenders where they deserve – in jail.

“But when they are there it is important that we deal with their offending behaviour – that means programmes consistent with the best evidence, targeted at those who pose the greatest threat.”


Welfare clash with Europe

The Government is preparing for battle with the European Union over a proposed welfare agreement with Turkey that would allow Turks to claim benefits in the UK.

Employment Minister Chris Grayling has instructed British officials to fight the deal, saying: “Our arrangements are for Britain to decide, not Brussels. I’m not happy with the way that the EU is behaving. Europe should not be negotiating social security agreements on our behalf, that’s why we’re going through the courts to stop them.


Welfare IT system outsourced to India

Computer technicians in India are being hired to help develop an IT system for the Government's universal credit welfare programme. The project is worth potentially hundreds of millions of pounds, and has been outsourced to India despite a promise from Employment Minister Chris Grayling last year that large data projects would remain in the UK. Mark Serwotka, head of the PCS union, said the move raised questions about "the pledge the employment minister made to Parliament".


Grayling 'optimistic' about ending benefit tourism

Employment Minister Chris Grayling has said he is "optimistic" that a meeting of EU members in London yesterday has taken the first steps toward ending benefit tourism.

“We had a very constructive meeting. There is a growing realisation across the EU that this is a genuine issue that has to be addressed. There are many states who feel very strongly about it and I am optimistic that the meeting has started a process to a discussion which gives us a good chance of making progress.”


Grayling: Cut red tape in half

Work and Pensions Minister Chris Grayling will say more needs to be done on cutting red tape. In a meeting with business leaders today, Mr Grayling will outline that the Government has made “good progress” and that he is “determined to cut the number of health and safety regulations in half".


Charities criticise Work Programme

Charities involved in the Government's Work Programme have warned they may pull out over concerns about "profiteering" by private firms. In a meeting with employment minister Chris Grayling on Tuesday, charity representatives said private firms were merely using charities as "bid-candy", and accused them of starving the sector of funds by "cherry-picking" the unemployed most likely to find work and leaving only the least employable.