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Crime and Security Bill

Part of Bill Presented — Pedicabs Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:26 pm on 18th January 2010.

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime and Policing) 4:26 pm, 18th January 2010

Will the hon. Gentleman confirm that in the past two years, when I was prisons Minister at the Ministry of Justice, we signed with the Prison Officers Association an agreement on zero tolerance on attacks on prisoners? I will not take lessons on that, because there has been co-operation on the issue. The Government will not tolerate attacks on prisoners. Furthermore, they have put massive investment into the mobile phone problem, with body orifice security scanner-BOSS-chairs and extra security measures. They have looked at blocking measures and security with police forces at a local level.

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