Prisons: Yorkshire and the Humber
Elfyn Llwyd (Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Plaid Cymru)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether funding from the public purse will be used by the South Yorkshire Probation Trust in conjunction with G4S in drawing up their joint bid to manage the three prisons in South Yorkshire.
Crispin Blunt (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation); Reigate, Conservative)
South Yorkshire Probation Trust is funded to deliver, and is delivering, the probation services specified in its contract with the National Offender Management Service. It has not received additional funding to engage in business development work; however, it will have some capacity to work with others to develop innovative ways of working that improve efficiency and meet local need.