Monday 4 November 2019 / 12:01 AM Justice / Richard Burgon

Government prison safety measures – Richard Burgon responds

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the government’s new prison safety measures, said:

“Tory cuts to staffing are the main reason our prisons have become more dangerous than ever.

“Despite all the Tory spin, there are still thousands fewer prison officers then when Labour left office. You can’t trust the Tories with our public services.

“The next Labour government will restore prison officer numbers to 2010 levels. The Tories must commit to doing the same.”