Reoffending Rates: Custom House Building

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th December 2017.

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Photo of Imran Hussain Imran Hussain Shadow Minister (Justice) 12:00 am, 5th December 2017

A 2015 Ministry of Justice study found that community orders have a substantially lower rate of reoffending than short prison sentences. What is the Minister doing to reverse the sharp fall in community sentences that has taken place under his Government?