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Prisoners: Females

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to build local secure units for female prisoners as proposed in the Corston review. (150141)

The Government have given a broad welcome to the report. The 43 recommendations which it makes are wide-ranging and propose action by a number of different Government Departments and organisations. We are carefully exploring the recommendations with all the Departments and agencies concerned and will develop a detailed response by late autumn.