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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

These beat-the-boss phones are designed explicitly to be concealed. We must crack down on the people who are selling them but, more than that, we have to get processes right in prison. This includes investing in more sniffer dogs to pick up the phones and in better scanners, and the staff having the morale, the confidence and the training to challenge prisoners, inspect cells and stop this stuff being smuggled in.