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Prison Education And Training

Volume 622: debated on Thursday 15 February 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they have any plans to improve prison education and training. [HL733]

Yesterday I made a joint announcement with my right honourable friend the Minister of State for the Home Office, establishing a new partnership between DfEE and the Prison Service. From 1 April this new partnership will be responsible for securing improvements in the education, training and resettlement of prisoners.Our plans for the partnership are outlined in

Improving Prisoners' Learning Skills, published yesterday, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.