Custody Licence Scheme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 3rd February 2009.

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Photo of Paddy Tipping Paddy Tipping Labour, Sherwood 2:30 pm, 3rd February 2009

But would not the abolition of the custody licence scheme put added pressure on the prison population? The Secretary of State has made it clear that he has provided more places, and more are planned in prisons. What effect would a cut to his Department's budget have on those plans?

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