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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 Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

It is the responsibility of the police primarily to work on supporting the Prison Service. Our responsibility at the Ministry of Justice extends to what happens within the prison walls. It is true, of course, that with prisons—regardless of whether they are in north Wales or London—there is additional work, particularly on prosecution, but we do not feel that the imposition of Berwyn leads to the kind of financial pressures that would require a rethinking of the entire settlement.