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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Chris Williamson Chris Williamson Labour, Derby North

We know the Government see public services as a cash cow for the private sector, but the privatisation of the probation service has been an abject failure. The contract had to be terminated two years early, despite a £0.5 billion bailout. The privatised service failed to reduce reoffending, so why is the Secretary of State proposing to privatise the service again in 2020? Is this not an example of ideology over plain common sense?