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Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 13th December 2005.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour, North West Leicestershire 9:30 am, 13th December 2005

I am not sure that I can intervene effectively at this point, but surely they have tartan tags north of the border. My hon. Friend makes these places sound as attractive as Grimsby without street lights. Does he agree that there is a market to tag, to survey and to incarcerate offenders, but that there is no business to reform them, which is the problem? The performance indicators for reform will not respond to the conventional levers of the usual market.