Privatised Probation System

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:06 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons) 5:06 pm, 4th March 2019

The reckless fragmentation of the probation service back in 2014 has predictably led to this sorry end. I appreciate what the Minister is saying—it did not happen on his watch, and he has been put there to put it right—but I want to reinforce what was said by the Chair of the Justice Committee, Robert Neill: what we need is a coherent system with no gaps through which people can fall. Will he achieve that?