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Probation Service

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:25 am on 13th December 2005.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud 10:25 am, 13th December 2005

I apologise to my hon. Friend Mr. Mitchell and to other hon. Members for missing the early part of the debate.

The regulatory impact assessment, which I am sure Martin Horwood has read, says that the restructuring of the probation service is a positive move. Does he agree that, when one picks away at it, the regulatory impact assessment does not say clearly why it is a positive move and why there will be cost savings?