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Bronzefield Prison

Volume 583: debated on Wednesday 25 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether (a) the prison governor or (b) another official gave permission for the performance of Sister Act in HMP Bronzefield in February and March 2014.

[Official Report, 23 June 2014, Vol. 583, c. 1W.]

Letter of correction from Simon Hughes:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the right hon. Member for Tooting (Sadiq Khan) on 23 June 2014.

The full answer given was as follows: (201121)

Former employees of the Trusts have transferred to the new organisations, namely the National Probation Service (NPS) and the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies. A small number of chief executives have taken early retirement or are due to do so over the next few weeks. There have also been a number of departures at Assistant Chief Officer (ACO) level. These were part of the normal turnover of staff; details of these are not held centrally.

The correct answer should have been:

HM Prison Bronzefield is a private (contracted out) prison and therefore any activities in the establishment are the decision of the Director of that prison. The production of the performance of Sister Act was arranged between Sodexo Justice Services and the respective parties. Therefore this is not part of the contractual agreement between Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and Sodexo Justice Services.