Prison Capacity

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 9th June 2020.

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

Mr Speaker, I know the subject of court reopenings is very close to your heart.

To support the Prime Minister’s commitment to crack down on crime, we are investing up to £2.5 billion to provide 10,000 additional prison places. Construction for our prison at Wellingborough has continued safely since restrictions were imposed in March, and in May we started on early works for our prison in Glen Parva.