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Ministerial Champion for Women and Criminal Justice

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what meetings the hon. Member for Liverpool, Garston has attended since 1 December 2007 in her role as Ministerial Champion for Women and Criminal Justice. (182740)

I have had meetings with the following stakeholders in my role as Ministerial Champion for Women in the Criminal Justice System.

The Minster for Women and Equality

The Attorney General and the Solicitor General

Right Hon Baroness Corston

Juliet Lyon, Director of the Prison Reform Trust

Frances Crook, Director of the Howard League for Penal Reform

The Royal College of Nursing (in prisons)

The Bishop for Prisons

Regional Offender Managers

The Right hon. Lord Bradley

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health

The Inter Ministerial Group on Reducing Reoffending

The Director General of the Prison Service

The Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service

The Chief Inspector of Prisons

The Director of Probation

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

First inter-ministerial subgroup for overseeing implementation of the Corston recommendations

Ministerial Roundtable on Suicide

I have also established an Inter-Ministerial Sub-Group on Women Offenders and the implementation of the Corston Review.