Friday 26 January 2018 / 4:36 PM Business / Richard Burgon

Final nail in the coffin for the Tories’ privatisation agenda – Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the Ministry of Justice announcement that it has set up a new facilities management company after the collapse of Carillion, said:

“This should be the final nail in the coffin for the Tories’ privatisation agenda. The Government has finally seen sense and secured the jobs of 1000 workers as Labour called for. The failings of the privatisation of prison maintenance contracts extend way beyond Carillion, as shown by last week’s damning report into the Dickensian conditions at Liverpool prison managed by Amey.

“It is unacceptable that any private contractor continues to receive public money when it is clearly failing to complete thousands of prison maintenance jobs.

“The next Labour Government would look at bringing all prison maintenance contracts back in-house. The Government must now do the same at the earliest possible opportunity.”