Part of Justice – in the House of Commons at on 9 January 2024.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Conservative, Wimbledon

My right hon. Friend is absolutely right; the key to rehabilitation and ending reoffending is employment and stable accommodation. He has spoken already about purposeful activity today, but may I ask him to look at making the subsistence payment available to all prisoners on release, because that would ensure access to the sort of settled accommodation that is required?