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Friday, January 20, 2006

Probation Service Privatisation U-Turn

Back in October I posted regarding the government's plans to privatise the probation service.

Thankfully there's been a u-turn after criticism from judges, magistrates and more than 80 backbench Labour MPs.

The Home Office confirmed that plans to introduce a "mixed market" in the community supervision of 200,000 offenders will not be included in a police and justice bill to be published next week.

To read the full report please click Home Office holds up probation privatisation.

Perhaps this is an attempt to break free from the Soft on crime tag!

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