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 Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice 5:06 pm, 4th March 2019

I pay tribute to Care after Combat’s work, and the Under-Secretary of State for Justice, my hon. Friend Edward Argar, and I have met the organisation on several occasions. Unfortunately, as my hon. Friend Tom Pursglove will know, when we have a £700 million underspend in the Department, that does not necessarily mean that we have £700 million available to spend on anything we like.