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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 David Gauke David Gauke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

I do not know whether the hon. Gentleman is best placed to lecture on common sense versus ideology.

The reoffending rate has fallen in the time since “Transforming Rehabilitation” and we would like it to fall further. There are issues with how the system is working, which is why we took the entirely pragmatic approach of bringing the contracts to an end and making some important and necessary changes to ensure that we can do more to reduce reoffending.