Prisons

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:51 pm on 24 October 2023.

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Photo of Paul Holmes Paul Holmes Conservative, Eastleigh 2:51, 24 October 2023

The shadow Minister has mentioned overcrowding in our prisons, which is a problem. As the Minister outlined, there are 10,000 foreign national offenders in our prison estate. I welcome the fact that the shadow Minister will vote for the motion today, but can she explain to this House why at every stage, her party has voted against legislative measures to ensure that those people are removed, which would remove the problem that she is castigating us for?