Wednesday, October 20, 2010

That's A New One

From the Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday:-
Overall, the Home Office budget will find savings of an average of 6% a year. The Ministry of Justice's budget will reach £7 billion by the end of the four year period - with an average saving of 6% a year. A Green Paper will set out proposals to reform sentencing, intervene earlier to give treatment to mentally ill offenders, and use voluntary and private providers to reduce reoffending.

This must be the first time in political history that an announcement about sentencing policy and the treatment of offenders has been made by the minister responsible for finance, rather than one responsible for justice.

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