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Tories unveil new crime proposals

PUBLISHED February 7, 2005

Criminals would serve full sentences and more prisons will be built under plans unveiled by the Conservatives.

Michael Howard says his policies will combat the public perception of sentencing in courts being a "charade".
In a full-page advertisement in the Sunday Times Mr Howard sets out his views under the heading "I believe the punishment should fit the crime".
Labour say the Tories have not shown how they would pay for his proposals on prisons, which would cost £700m.