Prisons - Question

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

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Photo of The Bishop of St Albans The Bishop of St Albans Bishop 11:06, 8 February 2018

My Lords, research by the Ministry of Justice shows that women’s centres have a statistically significant effect on decreasing reoffending rates, are substantially cheaper than keeping women in custody and often allow families to stay together. Will the Minister use his department’s evidence to invest in women’s centres that treat women holistically as the best way forward for many women?