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THROUGH THE GATE RESETTLEMENT SERVICES

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 27.06.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 27.06.2017
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 27.06.2017
Green, Kate Labour Party Stretford and Urmston 05.07.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 29.06.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 27.06.2017
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 18.07.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 29.06.2017
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 09.10.2017
Maskell, Rachael Labour Party York Central 28.06.2017
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 26.06.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 27.06.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 27.06.2017
Stevens, Jo Labour Party Cardiff Central 10.07.2017
Streeting, Wes Labour Party Ilford North 28.06.2017
Zeichner, Daniel Labour Party Cambridge 05.07.2017