Ombudsman's call shows Labour has failed
Simon Power MP National Party Justice & Corrections
5 December 2007
Ombudsman's call shows Labour has failed in justice
The Ombudsman's recommendation for a Commission of Inquiry into the criminal justice sector confirms that law and order issues are still being mismanaged after eight years under Labour, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.
"In the absence of leadership from the Government on law and order issues, the Ombudsman has been forced to suggest a commission of inquiry 'to investigate not only the operations of the entire criminal justice system, but to put forward explicitly the philosophies and values which should guide its policies and practices in the future'.
"National sees this recommendation as signalling a lack of confidence in Labour's track record and in its ability to lead the sector into the future."