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Lord Woolf

Crossbench - Life Peer (judicial)

Became Member: 1st October 1992

Lord Woolf is not a member of any APPGs
2 Former APPG memberships
Rule of Law, University of Hull
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
19th Jul 2017 - 1st Jul 2019
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
16th Jul 2015 - 27th Apr 2017
Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee
19th Nov 2014 - 24th Dec 2014
Inquiries Act 2005 Committee
16th May 2013 - 26th Feb 2014
Constitution Committee
22nd Nov 2006 - 8th Apr 2010
Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords)
20th Nov 2007 - 26th Nov 2008
Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct
31st Mar 2006 - 26th Nov 2008

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Woolf has voted in 85 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
(13 debate interactions)
Lord Keen of Elie (Conservative)
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Scotland Office
(13 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(9 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(4 debate contributions)
Home Office
(4 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Woolf, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

Lord Woolf has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Woolf has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Latest 1 Written Question

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
9th Jun 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure women prison leavers in accommodation provided through the temporary accommodation scheme of the Ministry of Justice are assisted into permanent accommodation.

We are investing more than £20m in supporting prison leavers at risk of homelessness into temporary accommodation. Individuals released from prison will be provided up to 12 weeks of temporary accommodation and will be supported into long-term settled accommodation before the end of that 12-week period. Initially launching in five national probation regions, the service will support around 3,000 offenders in its first year and will be commencing this Summer. It will be in operation during the next financial year 2021-22, with a view to scaling up and rolling out nationally.

The service will take account of the needs of women, including those with complex needs and accommodation provision will be dedicated to single gender usage as required. Community Probation Practitioners, working together with local partners, will be responsible for ensuring that vulnerable female prison leavers receive appropriate support and are provided with housing beyond the 12 weeks emergency accommodation.

HMPPS will work in conjunction with MHCLG’s announced funding to support both male and female prison leavers at risk of homelessness into private rental tenancies. Funded schemes to support women will be developed to recognise their specific needs and will be part of plans to secure settled accommodation by the end of the 12 weeks temporary accommodation provided by HMPPS.

In 2020, Hestia Battersea was changed from a male to female Approved Premises to give better geographic spread of AP provision for women, becoming the first AP for women in London since 2008.

In addition, Eden House, the first new AP in over thirty years, will open in this month supporting female offenders.