National Probation Service: Budget

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:29 pm on 19th November 2008.

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Photo of Lord Dubs Lord Dubs Labour 3:29 pm, 19th November 2008

My Lords, of course it is right that the Government should seek to make efficiency savings across all expenditure. Can my noble friend provide an assurance that the efficiency savings demanded of the Probation Service will be no greater than those demanded of the Prison Service?