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Prison System

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on his plans for a revision of the prison system; and to what extent he estimates such plans will increase or reduce Government expenditure.

I intend to announce my decisions on a number of issues arising from the report of the May committee after Easter. Those decisions will be taken in the context of the Government's general policy on public expenditure.