Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 2:35 pm on 29th November 1993.

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Photo of Mr Geoffrey Dickens Mr Geoffrey Dickens , Littleborough and Saddleworth 2:35 pm, 29th November 1993

Does my hon. and learned Friend accept that often when offenders are given bail, rehabilitation or parole—or any of the other measures which release them into the atmosphere, as it were—they offend or abscond time and again? If there is a shadow or a grain of doubt, should not such people be kept under lock and key where they cannot burgle our homes or break into our motor vehicles?