Committee (9th Day) (Continued)

Part of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 9th February 2012.

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Photo of Lord Goodhart Lord Goodhart Liberal Democrat 4:00 pm, 9th February 2012

My Lords, would it not be more expensive to keep in prison these people who should not be there rather than going through the relatively simple processes that would be required to stop them having to remain on an indeterminate sentence?