February 11, 2016

This Month in Justice…

It’s been a very busy month for me in the Shadow Justice Team. On 26th January it was Justice Questions in the House of Commons. I took the opportunity to raise the statistic to the Minister for Prisons, Andrew Selous that Prison Service anti-riot squads were used on 339 occasions in 2015; which was an increase of 52% compared to 2014. …

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October 30, 2013

Government Gambling with Public Safety (Letter to Western Mail)

Sir, Yesterday, Labour called a Commons debate on the Tory/Lib Dem plans to privatise the Probation Service. This will see the supervision of 12,000 serious and violent offenders in Wales handed over to private companies. Wales Probation, the third biggest Probation Trust in England and Wales will be abolished. Whitehall will commission services on behalf of Welsh communities and hand …

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