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Chris Grayling said new rules allowing pre-recorded video evidence in certain trials would help protect vulnerable people from the “cauldron of the courtroom”. “What will happen is that in the weeks running up to the trial, we’ll have a ... Continue to article
10 Downing St press release The Prime Minister's task force on tackling extremism and radicalisation met for an initial meeting today. Ministers attending were: David Cameron, Prime Minister (chair) Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister Georg... Continue to article
The Justice Secretary has reassured MPs that the Government’s legal aid reforms will not lead to a “cosy cartel” of large firms. At Justice Questions, Chris Grayling was challenged by Justice Committee chair Sir Alan Beith to explain how... Continue to article
Chris Grayling's ill-thought-out plans could devastate confidence in our legal system Continue to article
* Gay marriage * Civil partnerships * Gay rights * Maria Miller * Equality * Gay finance * Sexuality * Marriage * Chris Grayling * Pensions * Family * Owen Paterson Tim LoughtonNicholas Watt guardian.... Continue to article
Ministry of Justice press release Radical reforms to the way criminals are rehabilitated will mean every offender leaving prison must serve a minimum of 12 months under supervision in the community, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announc... Continue to article
Chris Grayling said only 25% of probation officer time was spent working work offenders. "We’ve worked very hard on this for six months and I appreciate that this is a difficult time for those in the probation service. They’re asking me ... Continue to article
It is dangerous to dismiss UKIP as a protest vote, one of the party's most senior figures has said. Executive Party Chairman Steve Crowther said his party was now well established and represented a threat to the three main political part... Continue to article
Chris Grayling outlined the Government’s new plans for prisoner privileges. “Well, I think we’ve got to be very clear what prisons are for. It’s about us setting an appropriate regime. I think when somebody arrives in prison, they should... Continue to article
Chris Grayling said the Government’s reforms to judicial reviews, which take effect today, would “raise the bar” to cut down on pointless cases. “Let me give you a raw piece of statistics that will explain the nature of the problem: in 2... Continue to article
Chris Grayling tells Patrick Hennessy that human rights, the European Union and welfare reform are the key issues the Conservative Party must tackle come 2015. Continue to article
Chris Grayling said mediation during divorces kept families in a "better place" than litigation. “Over my 12 or 13 years as an MP, I’ve seen again and again families who have gone through the trauma of relationship breakup or divorce tha... Continue to article
WORDS: JOSEPH BRIGGS 1 John Horam An MP who has run the entire political gamut, Horam tailed Bill Rodgers – whom he had served under at Transport in the late 1970s – to the SDP from Labour in 1981. Unseated in the General Election of 1983... Continue to article
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.”
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 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.
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.
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".
11/06/2013 on Today, BBC Radio 4
09/05/2013 on Today, BBC Radio 4
30/04/2013 on Sunrise, Sky News
23/04/2013 on Today, BBC Radio 4
02/04/2013 on Newsnight, BBC 2
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19/06/2013 on Newsnight, BBC2