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Through The Gate Resettlement Services

EDM number 52 in 2017-19, proposed by Liz Saville Roberts on 26/06/2017.
Categorised under the topic of Alternatives to prison.

That this House is concerned by the findings in the joint inspection report by HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prison regarding Through the Gate Resettlement Services which was published on 21 June 2017; notes that Through the Gate resettlement services were introduced in 2015 to bridge the gap between prison and community; is further concerned by the findings in the report which suggest that community rehabilitation companies (CRCs) are making little difference to the prospects of prisoners due for release; further notes that the report indicates that the primary focus of CRCs is to meet contractual arrangements instead of helping offenders within the service; notes that inspectors found prisoners were no better served than eight months ago noting that should Through the Gate services be removed tomorrow the impact on prisoners would be negligible; is concerned that Through the Gate services have never fully or successfully integrated into the prison system and that communication between all organisations responsible for carrying out Through the Gate services is almost non-existent; understands that a key role of Through the Gate services is to assist released prisoners in securing appropriate accommodation; is aware that of the 98 cases observed by inspectors only two prisoners were found accommodation via these services; is further aware of the concerns raised by organisations during the implementation of the Transforming Rehabilitation programme; and calls on the Government urgently to review the performance of CRCs and the National Probation Service as well as the Transforming Rehabilitation programme.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Liz Saville Roberts26/06/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
Martyn Day27/06/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham27/06/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon27/06/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins27/06/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens27/06/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Jonathan Edwards27/06/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Wes Streeting28/06/2017Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Rachael Maskell28/06/2017York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Chris Law29/06/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon29/06/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Daniel Zeichner05/07/2017CambridgeLabourSigned
Kate Green05/07/2017Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Jo Stevens10/07/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
George Howarth18/07/2017KnowsleyLabourSigned
Sandy Martin09/10/2017IpswichLabourSigned

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