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Administration of Justice: Females

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to respond to the recommendations in the Corston report on vulnerable women in the criminal justice system. (127570)

The Government very much welcome this report and have given an undertaking that we will look carefully at the issues it raises and the recommendations it makes for change.

The 43 recommendations made are wide-ranging and propose action by a number of different Government departments and other organisations to address together the complex and multiple needs of women both in the criminal justice system and at risk of offending. These recommendations will be carefully explored with all the departments and agencies concerned and the Government will develop a detailed response and set out an agreed way forward; we aim to respond in detail to this report in around three months.