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By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

Urgent Questions: New Private Prisons

The Government announced two new prisons would be constructed in England. Both would involve private sector contracts.

Following on from my questioning of the minister in the Justice Committee about the lost £50m of taxpayers money on private contracts today I used an Urgent Question to quiz the minister on how he will stop this becoming another example of wasted money.

The minister is an extremely courteous man, but his warm words did nothing to allay my fears that the Ministry of Justice has not learnt valuable lessons from its past mistakes and it is likely to repeat them.