Financial Capability: Prisoners and Prison Leavers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Conservative, East Hampshire

Building up savings can be truly transformational. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 allowed for prisoners’ earnings to be paid into an account. I encourage my hon. and learned Friend to look at that provision again and enact the regulations, as part of her wider work on meaningful paid work.