Prison Officers: Pension Age Debate

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Department: Ministry of Justice

Prison Officers: Pension Age

David Hanson Excerpts
Tuesday 8th October 2019

(10 months ago)

Westminster Hall
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Gordon Henderson Portrait Gordon Henderson - Hansard
8 Oct 2019, 4:37 p.m.

I will just give my second reason, which is that allowing private companies to make a profit out of the incarceration of human beings is simply immoral.

David Hanson (in the Chair) Hansard

Before the hon. Lady’s intervention, I remind hon. Members that the debate is tightly focused on the pension age of prison officers, and I hope that interventions and contributions will focus just on that.

Jo Stevens Portrait Jo Stevens - Hansard
8 Oct 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Thank you, Mr Hanson; I will do a quick swerve. On the point about private prisons and the influence of private companies, does the hon. Gentleman agree that privatising probation—the state’s care for people on probation—was the wrong thing to do?