Parliament returned today and first order of business was Justice Questions. As you know, I was re-elected to sit on the Justice Select Committee – responsible for holding the Government to account on how they run prisons and the courts – so I was eager to press the Government on what has occurred over the summer.
In particular I wanted to raise the recent rise in incidents of drones being used to smuggle banned items into prisons and on those who have escaped from prison. The Minister gave an inconclusive answer that begs more questions. The Justice Committee will be reconvened shortly and I will be pressing further for a decent answer.