Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974: Reform

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:22 am on 11 October 2007.

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Photo of Baroness Howe of Idlicote Baroness Howe of Idlicote Crossbench 11:22, 11 October 2007

My Lords, I entirely agree that opportunities for employment and housing are central if rehabilitation is to be effective. However, has the Minister any information about employers' practices and attitudes to education which we are trying to change because they prevent ex-offenders taking up the training and further education that they may need to survive in today's world?