Prisons

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Office – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 31st January 2005.

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Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 2:30 pm, 31st January 2005

It is this Government who are running the Prison Service and providing extra capacity. As I have said, 17,000 extra places have been created since 1997, and a further 3,000 are on the way—