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Ministry of Justice

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Good NHS bosses can avoid falling foul of Corporate Manslaughter Act

Good NHS bosses can avoid falling foul of Corporate Manslaughter Act

30 September 2008

NHS Trusts can comply with the new Corporate Manslaughter Act by ensuring they have effective processes in place for managing health and safety at work, Maria Eagle the Justice Minister will tell NHS leaders today.

Justice Minister launches Citizens Panels

Justice Minister launches Citizens Panels

29 September 2008

Justice Minister David Hanson has launched the Citizens Panels pilot scheme to give communities more say in the type of work offenders carry out in the community.

Courts do not treat non-resident parents unfairly - report

Courts do not treat non-resident parents unfairly - report

25 September 2008

An independent study published today shows that family courts are making great efforts with considerable success to secure child contact, following divorce or separation.

Minister commends project supporting women at risk of offending in the North West

Minister commends project supporting women at risk of offending in the North West

17 September 2008

Justice Minister Maria Eagle has praised the work being carried out by the Together Women Project while speaking at a conference in Liverpool to celebrate their achievements.

Suicide and the internet - updating the law

Suicide and the internet - updating the law

17 September 2008

The law on assisting suicide is to be simplified to increase public understanding and reassure people that it applies as much on the internet as it does off-line, Justice Minister, Maria Eagle said today.

Jack Straw agrees prisoner transfer deal with Vietnam

Jack Straw agrees prisoner transfer deal with Vietnam

12 September 2008

Vietnamese nationals serving prison sentences in the UK will now be able to return home to complete their sentence following an agreement signed by Justice Secretary Jack Straw today.

New Deputy Permanent Secretary and Director General, Corporate Performance

New Deputy Permanent Secretary and Director General, Corporate Performance

11 September 2008

The Ministry of Justice has appointed a new Deputy Permanent Secretary and Director General for its Corporate Performance Group.

Justice Minister visits Offender Compact Pilots in Shropshire

Justice Minister visits Offender Compact Pilots in Shropshire

11 September 2008

Justice Minister David Hanson has visited Shropshire to meet with offenders in Shrewsbury Prison and those being supervised on probation by West Mercia Probation Trust who have signed up to new Offender Compacts being piloted in the area.

Reducing reoffending statistics

Reducing reoffending statistics

04 September 2008

Reoffending frequency rates fell amongst both adult and juvenile offenders in 2006, according to the latest reoffending statistics.

Government sets out tougher community work for offenders

Government sets out tougher community work for offenders

01 September 2008

Steps to further toughen up the demanding physical work offenders carry out on community payback were outlined today by Justice Minister David Hanson.

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