||Dear Sir George
I have listened to the news this evening and the growing crisis regarding overcrowding in prisons. I am shocked and a little angry that this labour government is considering releasing foreign nationals early from our prisons with a payment of between £500 and £2500 of tax payers money to get rid of them. I appreciate that this is cheaper than keeping them in prison for a further number of months or years but what image does this portray to nationals of other countries.
I beleive this is a short term fix and does not address the issue. I also appreciate that this is a huge issue that no government can fix over night but I strongly object to my hard earned taxes being used to rehabilitate and send on their way, foregin nationals who have proably made no positive contribution to our society.
I am happy for you to pass my comments to David Davis and trust, as a pary supporter, that such a policy would be urgently reviewed when the Conservatives are returned to government.
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||09 Oct 2006
Many thanks for the email, expressing views which I know are widely shared in NW Hampshire. I listened to the Home Secretary’s statement in the House today, and he was rightly criticized for not seeing this problem coming and taking appropriate steps in time.
I will certainly pass on your views to my Front Bench team; our policy is that there should be the prison capacity to accommodate those whom the courts give a custodial sentence to, without needing to resort to the measures announced today
Best wishes, George Young