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David Blunkett

The Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) read out a statement from the Home Office:

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Early Release Scheme

Asked if the Prime Minister was worried about the early release scheme where criminals were let out of jail early and the fact that the failure rate of that scheme had almost doubled since the Home Secretary increased the discounted time that offenders got from 60 to 135 days the PMOS said that in terms of the precise figures the reporter should speak to the Home Office. But in terms of the overall perspective, as the Prime Minister had indicated from PMQs, it was some 2% of cases, but as he had also underlined that fact did not in any way lessen the impact on the victims of those crimes, but we did need to keep it in perspective. In terms of the early release scheme these like all measures would be kept under review.

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

David Blunkett

Asked what the explanation behind the alleged letters published in a newspaper was, the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that an independent review had been set up, and it should be allowed to complete its work, and we were not going to provided a running commentary on it. David Blunkett had provided a general context during his doorstep earlier in the day, but how it had related to the case was a matter for the Budd review to look into.

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comment (1)

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