Association of Chief Police Officers' summer conference
21 June 2007
Lord Falconer spoke to chief police officers about the vital role they played in the criminal justice system. He spoke about the need for flexibility and reduced bureaucracy in the system.
Probation Service centenary conference
11 June 2007
Lord Falconer congratulated the Probation Service on reaching its centenary and making a real impact on the shape of our penal policy and the character of our society. He argued that the challenge now was to convince sentencers and the public of the effectiveness of community penalties, and so launching a programme of work called 'PriortyProbation' he asked the Probation Service to come up with ideas of how we can further promote the message that community penalties are tough, safe and effective.
International Legal Aid Group Conference 2007
06 June 2007
Vera Baird set out the context of the Government's legal aid reforms at a conference of legal aid experts from around the world in Antwerp on 6 June 2007