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Foreign Prisoners

Asked if it was likely that the Home Secretary would provide an update on the issue of foreign prisoners, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that he didn’t anticipate anything further today. He confirmed that the Home Secretary had expressed the hope that he would be able to provide MPs with more information about the most serious cases by the end of the week. However on the whole the best thing was to get the information right and as complete as possible rather releasing information piecemeal.

Asked if the Prime Minister was considering splitting the Home Office up into a smaller departments, the PMOS said that first of all it was important to recognise that many of the Criminal Justice functions had been switched from the Home Office to other departments. We had already seen the streamlining of the Home Office in that regard and despite speculation he hadn’t seen any justification for any further significant changes at this stage. Asked if it had ever been considered, the PMOS said that he wasn’t aware of any discussions about it. Put to him that the Home Secretary’s remit was perhaps simply too big for one person, the PMOS said that if part of the argument for changing the structure of the Home Office’s functions was to improve communications between those functions then common sense suggested that splitting them between different departments wouldn’t necessarily be an improvement.

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