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Prisoners: Education and Training

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

20. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to increase educational and training opportunities for prisoners. (263766)

Together with the Department for Innovations, Universities and Skills and, Department of Children, Schools and Families we have published a Green Paper and a follow-up Next Steps document setting out the Government’s strategy on reducing reoffending through increasing educational and training for offenders, and are working closely together in two regional test beds to trial a range of initiatives focused on employment outcomes.