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|14 Mar 2018, 5:10 p.m.||Reoffenders||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his speech to the Royal Society of Arts on 6 March 2018, which senior Ministers will be part of the cross-government group to reduce re-offending; and how often will that group meet.
Answer (Rory Stewart)
Reoffending by prisoners released from custody is estimated to cost society approximately £15 billion per year. On the 6th of March 2018 the Secretary of State for Justice announced his intention to convene a cross-government group of senior Ministers to work across all relevant departments to reduce re-offending and the cost of reoffending to society.
It is only by working cross-government that we will be able to help ex-offenders secure employment, find a home, get treatment for a drug addiction and support for mental health issues.
Further details will be announced in due course.