Offenders (Day of Release from Detention) Bill - Second Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:17 pm on 21 April 2023.

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Photo of Lord Hacking Lord Hacking Labour 12:17, 21 April 2023

My Lords, if I may, I shall also speak in the gap. In doing so, I ask the Minister to recall his young days at the Bar—and I shall do the same. One of the depressing features of my young days at the Bar—and I am sure that it was the same for the Minister—was the repeated offender. Time and again, you had convicted for further crimes those who had already been convicted and had spent time in prison. I do not know how far this measure will help, but it is one well worth taking, and I give full support to the Bill.