Prisons: Deaths in Custody

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:14 pm on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Government Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice 3:14 pm, 15th October 2008

My Lords, perhaps I may gently advise the noble Lord not to believe everything that he reads in the newspapers, not even the Times. We have put a lot of resources into the Prison Service, and we will continue to do so.

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Adam Hodge
Posted on 16 Oct 2008 11:18 am (Report this annotation)

Are we to understand therefore from Lord Bach's reply that there will NOT be a £1.3billion cut in the Prison Service budget, and 3000 jobs or even 2000 jobs or even 1000 jobs will not be axed from the Prison Service ?
Perhaps The Times need to be told that a Lord has accused them in the House of Lords of being economical with the truth !