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Prisons: Construction

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 110016, tabled on 26 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on the replacement of Victorian prisons with new-build prisons.

Answered on

13 November 2017

We have committed to transforming our prison estate by investing £1.3bn to deliver up to 10,000 new places.

This includes pushing ahead with plans to close or redevelop older prisons and open new accommodation in this parliament.

This will help deliver prisons that are more safe and secure, so our staff can work more closely with offenders to change their lives and turn their back on crime for good.

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