Saturday 1 April 2017 / 10:47 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

It appears the Justice Secretary is more concerned with grabbing headlines than sorting out the crisis in prisons her government created – Richard Burgon

Richard
Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to reports that only
five per cent of prison staff will receive a new pay allowance, said: 

“It
appears the Justice Secretary is more concerned with grabbing headlines than
sorting out the crisis in prisons her government created.

 “It’s
no wonder ministers refused to answer questions from Labour about exactly how
many officers at each prison would benefit and by how much. They should do so
now.

 “The
Conservatives are playing politics with prison officers’ livelihoods. They
deserve a decent wage and a fair deal. The Justice Secretary must apologise
immediately.”