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Prisoner Release Decisions

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:58 am on 20th October 2009.

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Photo of John Robertson John Robertson Labour, Glasgow North West 11:58 am, 20th October 2009

I hear what the hon. Gentleman says, and I do not necessarily disagree with him, but such a problem has happened to successive Governments. Is it not a fact that we are convicting more people because we are catching them? Nowadays with the use of DNA testing, it is easier to catch people. Is the hon. Gentleman against that? Does he feel that people who are convicted should go to prison or be let out?