Thursday 16 February 2017 / 12:17 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

We need urgent action to tackle the understaffing which is contributing to the Tories’ prisons crisis – Yasmin Qureshi

Yasmin
Qureshi MP, Labour’s Shadow Prisons Minister
, commenting on today’s National Offender
Management Service (NOMS) workforce statistics, said:

“It’s no
wonder ministers tried to sneak this out during Parliamentary recess.

“It would
appear Liz Truss’s flagship recruitment drive is failing and frontline officers
are still leaving the service. 

“We need
urgent action to tackle the understaffing which is contributing to the Tories’
prisons crisis.”