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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 4th June 2019.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

My hon. Friend is right to emphasise the importance of technology in rehabilitation, which is why in-cell telephones have now been rolled out to 18 prisons and work is under way to deliver them to a further 30 prisons by March 2020. The introduction of basic computers, with the necessary controls, can allow prisoners to start managing some of their day-to-day tasks ahead of potential release.