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Through The Gate Resettlement Services Joint Report

EDM number 531 in 2016-17, proposed by Liz Saville Roberts on 12/10/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Anti-social behaviour and Alternatives to prison.

That this House notes with concern the recently published inspection report, Through the Gate Resettlement Services for Short-Term Prisoners by HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons; further notes that Through the Gate is a flagship rehabilitation policy of Government which aims to reduce reoffending rates of those serving under 12 months; is aware that Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) are responsible for this provision yet due to lack of incentive from Government contract arrangements, are failing to give priority to this work; is concerned that the report highlights that of the 86 cases inspected, not one client was helped into work, a third were released with nowhere to live and limited provision was given to those in debt; notes that in 61 per cent of cases inspected, the CRC had taken insufficient account of public protection, most notably in cases of domestic violence; is aware that, since the introduction of the Transforming Rehabilitation programme, probation services across the UK have seen a reduction in service quality and low morale within both CRCs and the NPS; and urgently calls on the Government to rescind the CRC contracts immediately and launch a review into the Transforming Rehabilitation Agenda and its impact on offenders, victims, the public and staff.

This motion has been signed by a total of 8 MPs.

Gordon Henderson01/01/2016Sittingbourne and SheppeyConservativeSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts12/10/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
Kelvin Hopkins12/10/2016Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley12/10/2016Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Marie Rimmer12/10/2016St Helens South and WhistonLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn12/10/2016Newport WestLabourSeconded
Natalie McGarry25/10/2016Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas30/11/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned

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