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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:03 pm on 19th December 2016.

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Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Labour, Slough 5:03 pm, 19th December 2016

The Secretary of State said in her statement that these matters had been developing over a number of years, but is it not the case that between 1997 and 2010 there were no cat A escapes and no riots like the ones we have seen? Since that time, there have been two category A and many other escapes, record numbers of suicides and record numbers of homicides in our prisons. Why should we trust the right hon. Lady’s party to run the Prison Service?