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Probation Service

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:45 am on 13th December 2005.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham 10:45 am, 13th December 2005

The Minister says that this is not about sticking to the way in which we have always done things. We have, however, been doing things this way only since 2001. Is she not worried that one of the contributors to the success that she claims could be the presence in the current structure of local probation boards, which, as her proposals make clear, will cease to exist in their current form?