Parole Board and Victim Support Debate

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Parole Board and Victim Support

David Hanson Excerpts
Tuesday 9th January 2018

(2 years, 7 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Mr Speaker Hansard
9 Jan 2018, 2:01 p.m.

Order. I gently point out, in respect of this extremely serious matter, that the statement has now been running for over half an hour, but we have had only 10 Back-Bench questions. To be candid, we need shorter questions—not people’s observations, comments, tributes and commendations—and then brief replies from the Secretary of State.

David Hanson (Delyn) (Lab) Parliament Live - Hansard
9 Jan 2018, 2:01 p.m.

There is a third aspect to this, which is post-release supervision. Given that Dame Glenys Stacey, the chief inspector of probation, says that there is a fractured system, will the Secretary of State, as one of his first tasks, consider strengthening that post-release supervision system?

Mr Gauke Parliament Live - Hansard
9 Jan 2018, 2:02 p.m.

The right hon. Gentleman makes an important point, and I would certainly hope and expect that in this case the conditions will be stringent and rigorously enforced.