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Prison Building

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent progress has been made on the prisons building programme. (202062)

The Government have announced a programme to provide an additional 20,000 prison places and increase overall capacity to just over 96,000 by 2014. The programme has already provided 2,475 places, and will provide a further 1,708 places this year.