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Prisons: Education

Justice written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the two most recent Ofsted inspection findings were on the standard of prison education, by prison.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Ofsted findings on the standard of education in each prison form part of the inspection carried out by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP). HMIP inspection reports on individual prisons are published on the Ministry of Justice website at:


The Government is committed to creating a learning and skills offer in prisons that offers the best possible opportunity of securing sustainable employment. This includes a strong focus on vocational training during the last year in custody that best meets the needs of employers in the areas into which prisoners will be released.

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