Bedford Prison

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:53 am on 13th September 2018.

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Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis Conservative, Banbury 10:53 am, 13th September 2018

This report is particularly damning, and it is the fourth such report in recent times. It talks of men who are locked up for 23 hours a day without food or lavatory paper.

I accept that the Minister is doing his level best to sort out the situation, and I wholeheartedly support his reforms, including those to increase the number of prison officers and to work hard on rehabilitation, but if we are to continue incarcerating this number of people, we simply have to ask the Treasury for more money so that we can do it safely. Does he agree?