Prisons: Overcrowding - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:43 pm on 7th September 2017.

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Photo of Lord Harris of Haringey Lord Harris of Haringey Labour 1:43 pm, 7th September 2017

I apologise that I was not able to be here for most of the debate because of other business, but can the Minister tell us what would be the ratio, once these additional prison staff are recruited, of prison staff to prisoners compared with, say, eight years ago?