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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

Where an offender is assessed as presenting a risk of serious harm, they will receive a standard recall and may only be released into the community if they can be safely managed there. If there is not that risk, a proportionate response is sensible. Her Majesty’s inspectorate of probation has found that probation services, in the vast majority of cases, are making the right decisions.