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Prison Ships

Put that the Prime Minister today at PMQs in response to the Leader of the Opposition said that he was not ruling any options out when it came to a question about prison ships and army camps, and what progress was the Prime Minister aware of on them, the PMOS pointed out that with regard to prisons, in terms of guidance that came from the Home Secretary, the Lord Chancellor, and the Attorney General, that reflected existing policy, rather than new policy. In terms of handling the problem, the PMOS said that he was not going to get into speculation about what would happen, except that John Reid had laid out that there would be an extra 8000 prison places by the end of 2012. That came on top of the nearly 20,000 extra places there had been since 1997. It was not that the Government had not been doing anything in this field, but everyone recognised that there were pressures in the prison system.

Put that the Prison Governor’s Association today had said that "we were full", 2012 seemed a long way off, the PMOS said that in terms of progress on that, by the end of this year, we would have delivered 2000 newly built prison places. Therefore, again, progress was being made.

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