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Prisons (Overcrowding)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he intends to take to deal with the present overcrowding in Her Majesty's prisons.

We are proceeding with a major programme of prison building and modernisation, and we shall shortly publish our legislative proposals and a reply to the recent report by the Select Committee on Home Affairs.