Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9th July 2018
Imran Hussain Labour, Bradford East
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings of the Advisory Board on Female Offenders (a) have taken place, (b) have been attended by a Minister of his Department and (c) he has attended since 2013.
Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
Since its inception in May 2013, there have been 20 formal quarterly meetings of the Advisory Board on Female Offenders, each chaired by the Minister with responsibility for female offenders. The Secretary of State for Justice, David Gauke, has met some of the Advisory Board members informally. I look forward to chairing my first Board meeting in October 2018, [and was pleased to be able to meet informally with some of the stakeholder members last month].