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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:33 am on 25th January 2018.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West 10:33 am, 25th January 2018

When can we take advantage of the pragmatic and progressive views of the new prisons Minister, who has acknowledged that the crises of overcrowding and self-harm in our prisons are the result of 50 years of error by all parties? May we compare the crisis here with the situation in the Netherlands, where there is a shortage of prisoners and 19 prisons have had to be closed? Is that not the kind of problem we would like to have here?