Custodial and Community Sentences

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons at on 9 January 2024.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

That is a four-year-old announcement dressed up as something new and, given the extensive changes in the Sentencing Bill, I am afraid that it will just not cut it. Under the Conservatives, our vital probation service has been taken to the brink of collapse, and on current performance it simply cannot handle the additional pressure that these measures will bring and keep the public safe. So will the Minister commit to ensuring that the measures in the Bill will not come into effect until there is not one probation delivery unit still rated as “inadequate”?