Imprisonment of Offenders

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 12th March 2019.

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

In conjunction with reforming short sentences, it is important that we have confidence in the delivery of community orders. We have been clear that in England and Wales probation services need to improve—we have already discussed that—but the two have to run together: reform of short sentences and adequate community alternatives.