Prisons: Construction

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many new prisons he plans to have built to meet the November 2016 commitment to build up to 10,000 modern prison places; and where those prisons are planned to be located.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The government set out its ambition for a reformed prison estate in the November 2016 Prison Safety and Reform White Paper. This included a commitment to build up to 10,000 modern prison places which will provide the conditions to enable governors to achieve better educational, training and rehabilitation outcomes.

I wrote to the Chair of the Justice Committee on 26 June 2018 updating him on progress on the Government’s prison transformation programme. A copy of the letter has been placed in the House Library.

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