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Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch UKIP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the process for reaching the decision that Stephen Yaxley-Lennon should be imprisoned in HMP Belmarsh; whether a Minister was responsible for that decision; and if so, who.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

HMP Belmarsh located in South London operates as a Core Local Prison and is responsible for a number of Courts in the area. HMP Belmarsh receives Prisoners from the Central Criminal Court (CCC), Woolwich Crown Court, Bexley Magistrates Court and Greenwich Magistrates Court. As per Court Committal Directions, Mr Yaxley-Lennon, who appeared at the CCC, was allocated to HMP Belmarsh.

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