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I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time.
I should have added that I have offered Mr Acheson a full briefing from Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service on those issues, and i
The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. I have not met Mr Acheson since last Thursday, but I have met him.
My right hon. Friend speaks with unparalleled experience of these issues, both as Home Secretary and as Prime Minister.
I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman.
I will give way in a moment. I am warming to a theme—let me warm!
The cohort of around 50 are due for automatic early release; the rest will be subject to Parole Board assessment.
My hon. Friend rightly points out the sad local connection to that appalling case last year.
My hon. Friend will be glad to know that not only has it been taken into account, but I have read it.
My hon. Friend is right to remind the House that there is no power to strike down the primary legislation.