Prisons: Employment

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to improve the provision of work in prisons; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

We want prisons to be places of hard work, rigorous education and high ambition, with incentives for prisoners to learn and for prison staff to prioritise education and work. Improvements have been made to increase work but we want to go further. We are looking at the ways in which this might be achieved.

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