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Prison Service

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received regarding the use of private contractors in the management of the Prison Service. [15816]

Since 1 May, my right hon. Friend has received representations from hon. Members, the Prison Service Trade Unions, members of staff, representatives of contractors and other members of the public. The subjects covered include: the building and running of new prisons under the private finance initiative; the involvement of the private sector in Prison Service administration under the Quantum project; and the contractual management of industries at Coldingley prison.Figures are available for Parliamentary Questions and Ministers' cases and are listed in the table:

Representations received on private sector involvement in prison service management
SubjectParliamentary QuestionsMinisters cases
PFI and Prisons3
Prisons and Private sector410