Wednesday 21 March 2018 / 12:01 AM Justice / Richard Burgon

Conservatives’ part-privatisation of probation has been a costly failure – Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the Public Accounts Committee’s report into private probation company contracts, said:

“Once again we see how the Conservatives’ part-privatisation of our probation system has been a costly failure that is leaving the public less safe.

“Labour is committed to bringing probation back under public control instead of wasting hundreds of millions of pounds bailing out failing private probation companies.

“The Government should follow Labour’s lead and launch a review into how and when to return probation to the public sector.”