Using Technology to Drive Court Reform

I have written a column for the Daily Telegraph, explaining the court reform program I am leading on at the Ministry of Justice. Using technology, we are driving change that will make the justice system more sensitive to victims and witnesses and more effective, while delivering better value for taxpayers’ money. It is part of […]

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Terrorist Attack in Manchester

All are hearts and thoughts are with those murdered or injured in the appalling terrorist attack in Manchester, as well as their families. We have suspended political campaigning today, so we can pay our respects and come together as one country in the face of this barbaric attack.

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Elmbridge Young Persons Awards

Last Friday, I presented the awards at the annual Elmbridge Young Persons Awards. The ceremony pays tribute to youngsters across the borough, who have demonstrated courage in adversity, proved exceptional carers in their families, and raised money for charity. Organised by Surrey Police Volunteers, led by Lynn Hunt, the awards recognise the inspirational character and achievement […]

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The Debate on Fox Hunting

Tomorrow, Parliament will debate a Statutory Instrument (SI) amending the 2004 Hunting Act. There are several changes, but the key one removes the current limit of two dogs that can be used to flush out foxes (and certain other animals) for the purposes of pest control. This ninety-minute debate will be followed by a free […]

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