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

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

There is growing concern about the explosion in violence in prisons directed against prison officers. Does the Minister understand or even agree with the assessment of the Prison Officers Association that the Government are breaching their responsibilities under health and safety legislation by wilfully exposing hard-pressed prison staff to assaults? The number is running at 10,000 a year, which is over 28 a day on average.