What has Alex Chalk been up to today?
Alex Chalk is MP for Cheltenham and a member of the Conservative party.
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MP for Cheltenham. HM Solicitor General. Kindly contact via email@example.com.
The UK stands with Ukraine 🇬🇧🇺🇦
Don’t miss this! A fantastic evening of entertainment, all while supporting diversity at the criminal Bar
27 March, 6pm at Middle Temple Hall (doors 5.30pm). Stars Jenny Seagrove & Martin Shaw. Tickets here! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/226631499917
The Solicitor General visited the @GovernmentLegal Leeds office today, thanking staff for their continuing hard work and hearing more about the exciting and critical work of the office.
Today, the Solicitor General visited @WestYorksPolice to speak with disclosure specialists on the implementation and impact of the revised Disclosure Guidelines. The force has worked collaboratively with the CPS in order to deliver consistent and improved disclosure practices.
It is extremely important there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.
The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Ali are active and that he has a right to a fair trial.
The CPS has charged Ali Harbi Ali with the murder of MP Sir David Amess following a review of evidence gathered by the @metpoliceuk.
A genuinely great man who always fought for the underdog. David took up so many important causes - from animal welfare to endometriosis - and was so proud of his beloved constituency. Am reeling.
#Conservative MP dies after stabbing https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58930593
He served with particular distinction in the Home Office and as Security Minister. If the government needed something done well and speedily - and sensibly explained - James was the man to do it.
Desperately sad to hear the news about James Brokenshire.
James was the nicest, kindest and most unassuming of politicians but also extraordinarily effective.
The UK Supreme Court has agreed with the Law Officers that two Scottish Government Bills (the UNCRC Bill and the European Charter of Local Self Government (Scotland) Bill) are outside the power of the Scottish Parliament.
Thinking about commenting on the case of David Carrick (the police officer charged with rape)? Remember to #thinkbeforeyoupost and avoid contempt of court – more info here: http://www.gov.uk/contempt-of-court
Our new #StreetSafe tool will help people anonymously flag areas they don't feel safe.
We have launched the tool with @PoliceChiefs to help police identify areas that need improving & make the streets safe for everyone, particularly women & girls.
When we said we’d do whatever it takes, we meant it.
This is the story of Furlough👇
I am honoured to have been appointed Solicitor General, and to follow so many distinguished predecessors. I will discharge the important responsibilities that come with this office to the very best of my ability #RuleOfLaw
Our Plan for Jobs is working
👇The unemployment rate has fallen 7 months in a row
☝️The number of employees on payrolls is back up to pre-pandemic levels
🤝Fewer potential redundancies notified in August than at any point since the start of last year
Jobs numbers out -
29.1 million employees on payroll - now back up to pre -Covid levels.
1 million plus vacancies - a record
Official quarterly unemployment rate down to 4.6%
Opportunities for care leavers to work at the heart of Government through the Civil Service care leaver internship scheme. Applications now open until 24 September. Follow @dfecareers for the latest news. #careleavers #leavingcare #CareExperienced
A privilege to address today the brilliant @unlockedgrads who have overwhelmingly injected intelligence, integrity, compassion, professionalism, commitment and resilience into the prisons they’ve joined @NPorter83
'Your service was not in vain. What you did, you should be proud of.'
@JSHeappey shares a message to veterans who may be struggling with their mental health.
If you’ve been affected by any of the issues discussed, you can find help and more info here: http://itv.com/helplines
We were delighted to welcome @AlexChalkChelt to tour ADA: The Advanced Digital Academy at #Cheltenham Campus this morning.
Keep an eye out later today for the launch video and find out more at http://www.gloscol.ac.uk/ada
Double child killer Colin Pitchfork was released from prison yesterday.
Prisons and Probation Minister Alex Chalk: "The set of restrictions imposed on this guy is the tightest leash I have ever seen. If he puts a foot out of line, he will be straight back inside."
Really valuable to spend 2 days on the wings in HMP Wandsworth. Meant I cd have many detailed conversations with officers and prisoners - impossible on a quick visit. Impressed by the candour of the Governor and his commitment to expanding regime for inmates
The UK should be very proud of what you have done. Every one of you have displayed the highest levels of professionalism and bravery. You have helped thousands to get to a better future and safety. Thank you. @16AirAssltBde @VAdmBenKey @DefenceHQ
Processing facilities inside the Baron Hotel in Kabul have been closed.
“Our top priority as we move through this process will be the protection of all those involved who are operating in a heightened threat environment” - @BWallaceMP
Read more here👇
To be a great prison officer requires a special set of skills: judgement, intelligence, resilience, sensitivity, composure. No surprise that the brilliant @unlockedgrads scheme is so selective:
Great visit to @HMPCardiff today. Even though prisoners typically stay in this Cat B reception prison for just a few months, really impressive work is going on here to use that limited time to educate, train and rehabilitate prisoners. Great to see.
UPDATE: There have been no reported UK military or UK Government casualties following the incidents in Kabul.
UK forces are working closely with our partners to provide security and medical assistance.
We're hosting a free virtual Employer Summit with @NewFutrsNet on 21 October 2021.
@GreggsOfficial @RicohUK & many more will reveal their experiences & advice on employing prison leavers & how businesses can do the same.
Prisoners are assembling energy-efficient lights to help the fight against climate change.
We'll install 50,000 of them in prisons across the country - reducing electricity use by 62% and saving £2.5m a year.
With compassion and quick thinking prison governors, staff and wing officers saved literally *thousands* of prisoners’ lives at the height of the pandemic. Good to see BBC reporting on this hidden achievement https://bbc.in/3guzM6N (at 23:20)
Really valuable visit to HMP Hollesley Bay in Suffolk. I strongly support plans from the dynamic new Governor to get more offenders into key shortage occupations, from haulage to hospitality. The need is great - no time to waste!
If you're in Afghanistan and need assistance, the UK Government can help in the following ways.
We can support:
➡️ British Nationals
➡️ Current and former UK Gov staff
➡️ Vulnerable non-British Nationals
More info and actions to take ⤵️
The UK has a proud history of resettling the world’s most vulnerable.
Our brand new scheme will welcome Afghans most at risk, prioritising women, girls and children.
This is how it will work ⤵
Hundreds of prisoners are to be trained as chefs by cooking for fellow inmates as the Government expands a jail kitchen scheme to boost their employment prospects. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/08/19/jailhouse-wok-prisoners-trained-chefs-boost-job-prospects/
V pleased to see @RobertBuckland & @AlexChalkChelt backing @TheClinkCharity so strongly. Really important for prisoner rehab work to have clear & unabashed support from political leaders https://twitter.com/RobertBuckland/status/1428666359903408128
Helping prison leavers find employment is essential to reducing reoffending. Thank you to @TheClinkCharity for their continued work with @hmpps. We fully support their expansion to 70 more prisons.
I encourage everyone to visit The Clink Restaurant @HmpBrixton when it reopens https://twitter.com/MoJGovUK/status/1428642041949564929
Better training for prisoners means jobs on release and fewer committing further crime.
Hear more on our work with @TheClinkCharity to boost our wonderful hospitality sector and ultimately keep our communities safe
📢 Expanding to 70 prisons in the next 3 years, @TheClinkCharity's catering training scheme will help offenders gain @CityandGuilds qualifications so they can find employment on release, which will in turn reduce reoffending by almost 32%.
Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/crime-cutting-prison-scheme-expanded
At Cookham Wood YOI. Locking up young people is a last resort, so it’s welcome that numbers in custody in Eng & Wal have dropped over the last decade to under 600 (of which 86 are in Cookham Wood). Maximising the educational offer is key!
Hitting Net Zero means prisons playing their part. We’re installing thousands of new solar panels across the prison estate - cutting emissions and reducing bills for the taxpayer
Really good visit to HMP Berwyn today. Very encouraging to see final preparations for an impressive new Resettlement Hub - a state-of-the-art facility where prisoners can meet work coaches and get training to prepare for employment on the outside
Really valuable visit to HMP Eastwood Park. So powerful to hear direct from a prisoner how the professionalism and concern of a particular @hmpps prison officer had helped her turn her life around #hiddenheroes
Stealing a pet is not the same as a simple theft. That is why I welcome the pet theft taskforce's recommendation of a new "pet abduction offence" to allow our courts to hand out tougher sentences to those criminals who commit this awful crime
🎡We're backing the events sector with a world-leading insurance scheme🎡
I’ve heard the calls from organisers and this new scheme, worth over £750 million, will help them plan events with confidence through to next year.
Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-backed-insurance-scheme-to-give-boost-to-events-industry #PlanForJobs
Our prison officers are #HiddenHeroes whose quick thinking in testing situations saves lives. Great to see those qualities deployed on the pitch too. Thank you Anthony Taylor
Our brilliant @HMPPS staff work with Britain’s most complex individuals every day.
We invited @ITVnews to see their work to protect the public.
I’m in Scotland today meeting people who were furloughed as the latest stats show that almost 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 people have returned to work since March, with more than half a million people leaving the scheme in June.
Our #PlanforJobs is working https://www.gov.uk/government/news/numbers-on-furlough-fall-to-lowest-level-since-start-of-pandemic
Prison leavers without stable accommodation are almost 50% more likely to reoffend. The #BeatingCrimePlan outlines new initiatives to keep prison leavers off the streets.
Watch Minister @AlexChalkChelt visit a new temporary accommodation.
Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-ambitious-plan-to-tackle-drivers-of-crime
Today the government published the #NationalDisabilityStrategy which outlines how we will improve the support within the criminal justice system for those who have a disability.
Read here to find out some of the actions @mojgovuk are taking👇
Access to accommodation, rehabilitation services and employment opportunities is crucial in order to cut crime, prevent future victims & keep the public safe.
The #BeatingCrimePlan sets out how we aim to tackle these root causes of reoffending ⬇️
Our Beating Crime Plan sets out a raft of new measures to further reduce crime, including an expansion of tagging to make sure offenders are turning away from crime - and take action if not.
The NEW #BeatingCrimePlan will protect victims and make the country safer.
This is a very positive step. As Prisons Minister, it was a pleasure to discuss with @GjonajEtilda the shared challenges our countries face, including the threat of organised crime. We look forward to continuing the constructive dialogue with our Justice counterparts in Albania
Just signed a prisoner transfer agreement with Albanian Justice Minister @GjonajEtilda. This will ensure that serious offenders can serve part of their sentence in Albanian jails rather than UK ones. We continue to work with Albania to support their Justice system