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Prisons in Wales

Inquiry

The Committee invites written submissions addressing any or all of the following areas: 

  • How has the situation facing prisoners and prison staff in Wales changed since 2019 when our predecessor Committee last reported? 
  • What are the implications for Wales of the Prison Strategy White Paper?
  • How does a lack of Wales-only data impact upon the understanding of prison provisions in Wales? 
  • Is the Welsh prison estate fit for purpose in terms of living conditions, crowding and safety in prisons? 
  • Is the Welsh prison estate fit for purpose in terms of the provision of education and rehabilitation facilities for Welsh prisoners, and Welsh language facilities? 
  • How big of a problem is contraband such as weapons and drugs in Welsh prisons and how can the UK Government reduce it? 
  • Is there sufficient co-operation and co-ordination between non-devolved and devolved bodies to support Welsh prisoners?  

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 13 October 2023.

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Past events

Wednesday 15 May 2024
2:00pm Private
2:10pm Public
Prisons in Wales - Oral evidence 15 May 2024
2:10pm
  • Rt Hon Edward Argar MP (Minister for Prisons, Parole and Probation at Ministry of Justice)
  • Ian Barrow (Executive Director at HMPPS Wales)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 17 April 2024
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Prisons in Wales - Oral evidence 17 April 2024
10:00am
  • Chloe Marshall (Nacro Wales Operations Manager at Nacro)
  • Katie Dalton (Director at Cymorth Cymru)
10:50am
  • Tracy Hague (Head of Service (Housing) at Wrexham County Borough Council)
  • Liza Ridge (Housing Options and Allocations Lead at Wrexham County Borough Council)
  • Stephanie Rogers-Lewis (Operational Manager for Housing Need at Cardiff Council)
Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 13 March 2024
9:30am Public
Prisons in Wales - Oral evidence 13 March 2024
9:30am
  • Nicky Park (Director of Criminal Justice/Women’s Services Development at St Giles Trust)
  • Yvonne Thomas (CEO at The Clink)
10:15am
  • Darren Burns (Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Timpson Group)
  • Tony Hughes (Commercial Director at Williams Homes (Bala) Ltd)
  • David Abraham (Managing Director at Fulcrum Scaffold Safety and Training Ltd)
Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 21 February 2024
10:00am Public
Prisons in Wales - Oral evidence 21 February 2024
10:00am
  • Rebecca Hayward (Governor at HMP Berwyn)
  • Amanda Corrigan (Governor at HMP Cardiff)
  • Heather Whitehead (Director at HMP & YOI Parc)
  • Chris Simpson (Governor at HMP Swansea)
  • Rob Denman (Governor at HMP Usk & Prescoed)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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