Prisons: Domestic Visits

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30th June 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times he has visited a prison since being appointed on 24 July 2019.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Lord Chancellor has visited a prison 7 times since 24th July 2019. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, fewer visits have taken place than planned but the Lord Chancellor has recently resumed visits in line with COVID restrictions.

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