Woolf backs crime policy

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The Independent Online
LORD JUSTICE Woolf has said he supports many of the Home Secretary's policies on law and order - despite his recent speech which appeared to criticise Michael Howard's 'get tough' approach to crime. In a letter published in the Times yesterday, the Law Lord writes of Mr Howard's proposals: 'Apart from penal issues on which it appears we differ, and in so far as they accord with the recommendations of the Royal Commission, his proposals have my support.' Earlier this month Lord Woolf said that sending more people to prison was 'a shocking waste of resources'.