Chelmsford Prison: Fire Prevention

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 21 March 2023.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the transparency data entitled Ministry of Justice: spend control data for April 2022 to June 2022, published on 30 September 2022, what information his Department used to inform its decision to spend £13.9 million on fire safety at HMPPS Chelmsford; and if he will publish that information.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Decisions on investment in the prison estate are made on the basis of risk and in the interest of the health safety and well-being of prisoners and staff. We are investing heavily to ensure prison fire safety systems are brought up to a modern standard.

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