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Prisoners: Travellers

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 139479, tabled on 30 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what number and proportion of Gypsies and Travellers undertook a vocational training course whilst in prison for each of the last 5 years.

Answered on

9 May 2018

Data on the number and proportion of Gypsies and Travellers that have undertaken vocational training courses whilst in English prisons is not held by the Ministry of Justice.

There is a wide range of vocational training available to prisoners. The prison governor is responsible for commissioning education and training based on the needs of learners in the prison establishment and the skills in demand by employers in the areas to which prisoners will be released.