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Prisoners

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with HM Prison Service on increasing the amount of purposeful activity for prisoners. (240246)

23. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with HM Prison Service on increasing the amount of purposeful activity for prisoners. (240247)

The Government are committed to increasing the amount and quality of purposeful activity in prisons, by:

The expansion and further development of links with private sector employers to increase the range of constructive work and training available to prisoners;

The delivery of a comprehensive range of interventions designed to address offending behaviour;

An improvement in the quality of prison education provision.