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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:13 pm on 21st March 2019.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 1:13 pm, 21st March 2019

The hon. Gentleman has referred to adults, but I remember going on a trip with the APPG to a young offenders institution that had tried to establish a wing that was autistic-friendly, and hoped to roll it out across the estate. He is right: a big cohort of the prison population are on the spectrum, and face particular challenges that need to be looked at.