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Social Care - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:23 pm on 7th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Ramsbotham Lord Ramsbotham Crossbench 2:23 pm, 7th December 2017

My Lords, sadly, the fastest-growing part of the prison population is the elderly. The lack of provision for them is one of the disgraces in the current prison system. Has the Minister considered, as part of the carers strategy, whether prisoners might be employed and trained as carers for the elderly, because that might transform the situation?