BBC Newsnight yesterday (21 November 2013) featured in a debate on the Government’s reforms to probation, which featured PCA Chair, Sue Hall. The debate came in the context of a Newsnight investigation into Serco’s performance in delivering the Community Payback contract in London.
View the BBC Newsnight programme again on the following link, (13 minutes in)
The PCA gave evidence to the Justice Select Committee on our views on Transforming Rehabilitation last week, and the uncorrected transcript of oral evidence can be viewed here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmjust/uc94-iii/uc9401.htm
The Offender Rehabilitation Bill has now reached the Committee stage of the House of Commons where amendments to the bill will be considered. The Public Bill Committee will sit on the 26th, 28th November and the 3rd December.
The latest notices of amendments tabled for consideration (21 November) can be viewed here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2013-2014/0088/amend/pbc0882111a.13-15.html
For a list of those MPs sitting on the committee please see here: http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2013-14/offenderrehabilitation/committees/houseofcommonspublicbillcommitteeontheoffenderrehabilitationbillhl201314.html
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