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Prison Accommodation

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice when Lord Carter’s review of short term prison place building plans and longer term issues affecting the prison estate will be completed; and when his report will be published. (137480)

Lord Carter of Coles has been asked to provide an assessment of the current plans for 8,000 new prison places and of the longer-term strategic issues affecting the custodial estate. Terms of reference for the review are in the process of being finalised. The review is expected to report in three months time.