Examination of Witnesses

Part of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:48 am on 12th July 2011.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North 10:48 am, 12th July 2011

I am learning the procedure as I go. Probation trusts across the country are facing severe cuts. Is there capacity within the service—in youth offending teams, for example—to manage the Bill’s aspirations for greater community sentencing, and what are the implications for public and victim safety?