Probation

Justice written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Under our Transforming Rehabilitation proposals, Payment by Results will act as a real incentive for providers to reduce reoffending. In May 2013 we published a payment mechanism straw man on which we sought the views of potential providers from across all sectors. We consulted widely and published our response to the market feedback last September. As a result of the consultation exercise we made a number of refinements to the payment mechanism. The revised payment mechanism has now been made available to bidders as part of the competition exercise and we believe that it provides the right incentives for providers to focus on reducing reoffending. The Transforming Rehabilitation contract documentation will shortly be published on the MOJ website and also placed in the parliamentary Library.

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