Justice and Public Safety
Minister says new scanners earmarked for introduction at 10 jails could have a positive impact in “keeping staff honest" amid smuggling concerns
Expanded senior leadership team will help next prison and probation service chief deal with secure-estate crisis.
The Home Affairs Committee urged the government to pay greater attention to its "duty of care" as it prepares to hand out £4bn worth of new contracts.
Department looks to put 50-strong team on standby for Brexit-related crises
Home Office immigration enforcement DG Tyson Hepple confirmed the department had been talking to non-governmental organisations about how to add independent oversight
The committee also warned that uncertainty about future border arrangements "will make it extremely challenging for the Home Office" to prepare for the future
Union voices anger that Disclosure and Barring Service project will not be brought back in-house
HMRC, Defra and cross-departmental borders group urged to update MPs on contingency-planning work
The Home Office showed "little inclination to look seriously" at its resourcing for translating documents, David Bolt said.
In rare speech, top spy Alex Younger claimed that ‘the digital era has profoundly changed our operating environment’
Union says it will fight “tooth and nail” to prevent any publicly-run prisons from transferring into the hands of private operators
Loughborough centre will join new Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham bases from next year