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Prisoners' Release: Housing | Justice | Written Answers
« on: September 09, 2010, 11:00:41 AM »
Prisoners' Release: Housing | Justice | Written Answers
7 September 2010, 2:00 am

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking (a) directly and (b) through partnership working to ensure that former offenders have access to secure housing on release.

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Re: Prisoners' Release: Housing | Justice | Written Answers
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 10:11:05 PM »
Am I missing something here?

Is there a list of groups by priority somewhere?

Adopting a jingoistic pose, it sits comfortably sometimes, does a discharged squaddy and his family come before or after someone who has served their debt to society?

Where does a Romany come now the French have done the kind of thing a few Brits wish their Government had done (again). Except that surrendering thing, obviously.

Morally tricky stuff with no neat solution but I sense a queue for the 'Outraged Taxpayer' counter.
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Re: Prisoners' Release: Housing | Justice | Written Answers
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 06:50:24 AM »
Not sure it's in any way workable to reserve housing for ex-prisoners. There are huge, huge pressures on the dwindling s0ocial housing stock. So much so, that anyone who even works part-time goes straight to the bottom of this list. Either an amount of housing is reserved for ex-prisoners (which would probably not go down well with voters) or housing is created for ex-prisoners, which would cost money.

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