Reforming Probation Debate

What is with this government and their obsession with privatising public services? Just 5 years after Chris Grayling announced the privatisation of the probation system, the Government announced an embarrassing and costly U-turn. Last week I asked the Secretary of State for Justice to set out for the house the full cost, from start to finish, of the failed privatisation of probation. I would have liked to know how much this failure has cost the taxpayer but as usual, the question was dodged, and no relevant answer was given.

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