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Prisons: Publications

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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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, which prisons have received copies of the books that supporters of the Books for Prisoners campaign have sent to his Department.

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 steps his Department has taken to deal with the books sent to it by supporters of the Books for Prisoners campaign.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Several dozen donated books have been passed to the library at HMP Pentonville. Officials are arranging for a further batch of donated books (around 120, as of the end of October 2014) to be sent to HMP East Sutton Park.

This is on an exceptional basis, and all of the books are searched before being made available to the library service. The books will be available for any prisoner at the two establishments to borrow.

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