Prisons - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 8th February 2018.

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Photo of Lord Bird Lord Bird Crossbench 11:06 am, 8th February 2018

Is the noble and learned Lord aware that the National Careers Service has been doing sterling work in our prisons to educate and prepare both young and older people leaving prison? The contract for this work is going to be terminated on 1 April and there does not seem to be any remedy in place. I would also like the Minister of State to reply to the letter from the Prisoner Learning Alliance, which has still not been answered, asking what will be done after 1 April for those people who are trying to get something out of prison so that they can leave prison with something.