Did minister mislead public over probation sell-off?

Questions were raised about ministerial comments related to the sell-off of privatisation today, following Simon Hughes’ appearance on the Today programme.

The justice minister said that:

  • a pilot had been carried out
  • there had been no criticisms from the independent inspector
  • serious cases would still fall to the national service

But critics of the scheme cast doubt on all of those statements, as the war of words over the sell-off turned into a full blown legal battle.

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