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Prisoners: Females

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the implementation of the recommendations of the Corston Report on the needs of vulnerable women in prison. (212142)

The Minister for Women has had a number of discussions with the Secretary of State for Justice on implementing Baroness Corston’s recommendations. We are fully committed to reducing the number of vulnerable women in prison. My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Justice (Maria Eagle) will make a statement on progress six months on from the recommendations.