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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 18th December 2018.

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

First, I pay tribute to the hon. Gentleman for the work he does in supporting the work of Nottingham Prison, which is one of the 10 priority prisons. We are therefore bringing scanners into those prisons. We are currently shipping those scanners over, but a range of different types of scanning will be taking place: X-ray scanners used on an intelligence-led basis, which can penetrate through the skin; metal detectors on a more regular basis as people go through; and additional dogs.