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Chair of Welsh Affairs Committee responds to high level of imprisonment in Wales

17 January 2019

Chair's statement

Following the finding of the Wales Governance Centre that Wales has the highest imprisonment rate in Western Europe, Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee, David T.C. Davies MP commented:

“The report raises a number of questions about the criminal justice system in Wales. My Committee has been inquiring into the provision of prisons in Wales and this week we demanded answers from Justice Ministers on issues such as overcrowding, prison deaths and a lack of provision for women offenders in Wales.

My Committee will be considering the evidence we have heard and will be making recommendations to the Government on how to address Wales' particular imprisonment problems in due course.”

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