This document contains the following information: Government response to the House of Commons Education and Skills Committee report - prison education.
In this reply the Government states that it shares the Committee’s desire to bring about a step-change in the quality and responsiveness of learning and skills for offenders and that many of its recommendations are in line with current developments. However it disputes the conclusion that little has changed since 2003 and thinks that the report is unduly negative.
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