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Asked what the Prime Minister’s take was on building more prisons, the PMOS said that as people knew, we had been focused on more prison spaces. The PMOS said in the last two years prison capacity had gone up by 4000, and current programme would deliver around 1000 new places in 2007, taking the total capacity up to 80,400 by 2007. Therefore, we were addressing the issue.

Asked if there was no need to go further, the PMOS said that we would see what there was, and there was no doubt at all that that would be part of the Home Secretary’s overview.

Asked if the Prime Minister was in favour of prison ships, the PMOS said that in terms of the detail of how prisons operated, that was a matter for the Home Office and the Prison Service.

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