Prison Conditions — 12 Feb 2001
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move,
That this House notes with concern the comments of the Director General of the Prison Service, in which he criticised intolerable conditions and referred to a number of prisons as 'hell holes', and the Reports of the Chief Inspector of Prisons which described appalling conditions at certain prisons; and calls on the Government to take urgent action to improve conditions in Her Majesty's Prisons, in order to enable them better to fulfil their role of protecting the public.
I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
"supports the policy of Her Majesty's Government to make prisons work better to reduce reoffending and thus cut crime; welcomes the improved investment in the Service, and the improved performance
Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question:--
The House divided: Ayes 159, Noes 248.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||122 (+2 tell)||0||77.5%|
|Lab||245 (+2 tell)||0||0||59.2%|