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Prisoners: Further Education

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills on the impact of the churn of prisoners on further educational provision in prisons. (204288)

The Ministry of Justice are working with the Department for Innovation Universities and Skills as well as the Learning and Skills Council to minimise the effect on learning of prisoner movements between prisons. This work includes facilitating the LSCs roll-out of a learner summary record to assist with educational record availability. In addition the current offender skills and curriculum area reviews are expected to produce a consistent core to the curriculum offered wherever prisoners are held.