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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 13th November 2018.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

My hon. Friend raises a very important issue. It is important that all prisoners are treated with respect, but it is also vital that the safety of all prisoners is prioritised. Detailed procedures are in place in Prison Service instruction 17/2016 to do that in respect of transgender prisoners. The offences at New Hall are very serious and we are looking at how those rules were applied in that case. In the light of that, I can confirm that I continue to look carefully at the content and application of PSI 17/2016.