Thursday 28 March 2019 / 9:49 AM Justice / Richard Burgon

Chris Grayling’s reckless privatisation of probation has left the public less safe – Burgon responds to Chief Inspector of Probation report

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the Annual Report from the Chief Inspector of Probation, said:

“Chris Grayling’s reckless privatisation of probation has left the public less safe and wasted hundreds of millions of pounds in bailing out failing private probation companies.

“Instead of continuing with the deeply flawed idea of running probation for profit, the Tories need to act on the mounting evidence, scrap their plans for new private contracts and bring probation back in house.

“Labour is committed to returning probation to the public sector where it can focus on keeping the public safe. The respected Lord Ramsbotham will soon be publishing detailed plans on how Labour can best do this.”