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Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:50 pm on 5th February 2003.

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Photo of Lord Corbett of Castle Vale Lord Corbett of Castle Vale Labour 2:50 pm, 5th February 2003

My Lords, I chair the All-Party Penal Affairs Group. First, will the Minister explain why it takes five months from inspection to publication of the report? In this day and age, surely it can be achieved quicker than that. Secondly, why, when the Prison Service under Martin Narey is making such good overall progress, we have evidence of prisons slipping back? Is there any way of achieving uniform management standards across the whole of the Prison Service?