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Prison Service: Sustainable Development Report

Volume 685: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Joan Ryan) has made the flowing Written Ministerial Statement.

I have today placed in the Library of the House copies of the Her Majesty's Prison Service's fourth annual sustainable development report for public sector prisons covering the period April 2005 to March 2006. The report relates the progress being made by the Prison Service in pursuing its sustainable development targets. There are significant achievements in the areas of biodiversity, waste management, alternative fuel sources and training prisoners and finding them employment on release. The report includes chapters on waste management, biodiversity, transport, procurement, construction, energy efficiency, conservation and prisoner resettlement.