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Prisons: Organised Crime

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 7 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what information police forces have on the extent of organised crime within prisons; (325662)

(2) how many police investigations are under way into organised crime within Prison Service establishments in England and Wales.

This information is not collected centrally. Some organised criminals may seek to continue their activities following prosecution, conviction, and imprisonment and the National Offender Management Service is working closely with the law enforcement agencies in order to identify such activities and to take appropriate action to prevent them.