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Crime Prevention

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 13th February 2006.

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Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) 2:30 pm, 13th February 2006

My hon. Friend is right about the direct correlation, which is a point that the strategy that we published last week clearly emphasises. She is also right to highlight the current difficulties, but she will be reassured by the fact that, in the first half of this financial year, the number of prisoners with accommodation on release rose by 11 per cent., and we are taking action to ensure that that rise continues.