Tuesday 19 December 2017 / 2:17 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Conservatives’ part-privatisation of probation has been a costly failure – Imran Hussain

Imran Hussain MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister, responding to the National Audit Office investigation into changes to Community Rehabilitation Company contracts, said:

“This is yet more evidence of how the Conservatives’ part-privatisation of probation has been a costly failure that is placing the public at greater risk.

“The Government was warned that this privatisation would fail but it carried on regardless.

“As a result hundreds of millions of pounds are being wasted bailing out private probation companies which are not even meeting basic performance targets. The Conservatives should follow Labour’s lead and begin a review into how and when it will return these probation services to public control.”