Friday 3 May 2019 / 12:01 AM Justice / Richard Burgon

Grayling’s disastrous decision to privatise probation has been a costly failure – Richard Burgon

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

“Chris Grayling’s disastrous decision to privatise probation has been a costly failure that has left our communities less safe.

“The Tories must show that they have learnt the lessons of this failure and drop their ideologically-driven plans to sign yet more private probation contracts.

“Labour has made it clear that in government we will return probation to the public sector, where it can focus on keeping the public safe – not lining the pockets of failing private companies.”