David Burrowes questions Government on effect of reducing Accommodation Fabric Checks in prisons

24th January 2017

David Burrowes questions the Government about the effect of reducing the frequency of Accommodation Fabric Checks in prisons on maintaining order and reducing self-harm.

What has been the effect of the decisions in 2011, which were confirmed in 2016, to reduce the daily accommodation fabric checks to barely a weekly check? How has that helped to achieve the desired outcome, as stated at the time, of maintaining order and reducing self-harm?


My hon. Friend raises an important issue. We need cells that are fit for purpose and usable. One of the things that my hon. Friend the prisons Minister has been focusing on in his regular meetings is making sure that our contractors get cells back to use and fit for purpose.

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