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Garth Prison

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his most recent assessment is of progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the recent report on HM Prison Garth; (299099)

(2) when he expects the National Offender Management Service to publish its response to the report on HM Prison Garth.

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons published a report of her announced inspection of HMP Garth, carried out in March and April 2009, on 26 August. The National Offender Management Service will provide a detailed response, in the form of an action plan, to address each of the 122 recommendations and this will be submitted to Ministers and the chief inspector shortly. Progress has already been made in implementing a number of the recommendations.