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 Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The hon. Lady makes an important point about rehabilitating people in prison. We have reduced the youth estate over the years, so only the most serious offenders are in prison and we do want to ensure that appropriate sentences are handed down. None the less, education in prison, accommodation on release and universal credit are priorities for this Government.