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Management of Offenders: Local Authorities and PCCs

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 4th June 2019.

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

Yes, I do think that is a very sensible goal, and sometimes that point has been missed in the debate about the transforming rehabilitation programme. My view is that we need to build on those reforms, and that is why on 16 May I outlined the changes we were making. My hon. Friend is right that we need to be ambitious and provide coverage for as many ex-offenders as possible.