Prison Officers: Pension Age

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:12 pm on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington 5:12 pm, 8th October 2019

The Minister is setting out the case for financial prudence, but may I point out that private prisons account for 15% of the prison population but almost 25% of the budget? If we are being prudent with the public finances and looking to secure a decent settlement for prison officers, surely we should not be privatising our prison service.