Community Sentences

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th April 2018.

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Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice 12:00 am, 24th April 2018

Absolutely. We have a lot to learn from Scotland, specifically on community sentences, and indeed we will be looking at what more we can do to emphasise that a custodial sentence in the short term should be a final resort. In reoffending terms, it is often much better for somebody to be given a community sentence.