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Prisons: Employment

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what rules are in place governing the employment of prisoners by external companies. (201706)

The Prison Service has a significant number of contracts and contacts with the private sector that lead to prisoners undertaking work or training within prisons but these do not create legally recognised employee/employer relationships and the prisoners are always under the governors, overall management and supervision.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any prisoners in contracted out prisons are employed by outside companies. (201708)

There are no prisoners currently in the 11 contracted prisons who are employed by outside companies either at the prison or while Released On Temporary License (ROTL).