Rehabilitating Prisoners: Role of Sport

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

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

I do think that is an excellent idea, which is exactly the principle behind the twinning project and exactly what is happening on the ground. The project is expanding to include more and more prisons. I have focused, given the nature of the question, on football, but the hon. Gentleman is right to highlight rugby, and from my perspective cricket is always a winner. He is absolutely right. The model is there with the twinning project and we want it to continue to expand.