Sentencing (Female Offenders) — [Sandra Osborne in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:18 pm on 16th October 2012.

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Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities 3:18 pm, 16th October 2012

On mother and baby units, it is not, with the greatest respect, all about the mother. The principal criterion for entering a mother and baby unit is that it must be in the best interests of the child. That is the most important criterion. Does my hon. Friend not accept that?