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Urgent Questions: Privatisation of Probation

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published its report into the part-privatisation of our probation services and it makes for damning reading.

Chris Grayling – the current Secretary of State for Transport who just had to pay £33million of taxpayers money in compensation to a private firm after he commissioned a ferry service to a company with no boats – was the mastermind behind this decision.

The report is clear that public money has been wasted and rehabilitation of offenders has been undermined. I wanted the Prisons Minister to state who is responsible and what will be done to address these massive failings in government.