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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 23rd April 2019.

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

The big change that has been introduced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State is to ensure that education in prison is linked to employment. This involves talking to the local job market, ensuring that we provide the skills that match that market and, above all, ensuring that we have safe, decent prisons so that we can remove the prisoners from their cells and into work and education so that we can get them into jobs. That reduces reoffending by an average of 7%.