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Community Sentences

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to promote the more effective use of community sentences by judges and magistrates. (240237)

The Government want community sentences to be tough, effective and visible. That is why we announced on 1 December 2008 that that all offenders performing unpaid work as part of a community order must wear high visibility jackets with the distinctive logo 'community payback'.

We are also promoting the intensive delivery of community sentences which can include punishments such as curfew and Community Payback as well as positive measures like drug treatment.