HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 cc926-7W
Mr. Jacques Arnold

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the development of community penalties for offenders.

Mr. John Patten

The White Paper "Crime, Justice and Protecting the Public" (Cm 965) sets out our proposals for providing a wider and more flexible range of strengthened community penalties to reduce reliance on custody for less serious offenders.

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