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Prison Service

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to publish the Carter and Corston reviews on prison services. (167616)

Baroness Corston published her review of women in the criminal justice system on 13 March 2007. The Government have given a broad welcome to the report and are exploring the best way of taking forward the recommendations with all the departments and agencies concerned. We hope to be able to respond in a positive way before Christmas.

Lord Carter of Coles’ review is looking at the long-term future of the prison estate and at both the supply and demand of prison places. We look forward to receiving Lord Carter’s report once he has reached a conclusion, and will respond in due course.