Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke, made a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday 31 March on results of competition to manage four prisons.
The Lord Chancellor announced the results of four prison competitions. Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) Birmingham will be run by G4S plc. HMP Buckley Hall will be run by HM Prison Service. HMP Doncaster will be run by Serco Group plc. Featherstone 2 will be run by G4S plc.
The new contracts will be effective from October 2011 for the prisons at Birmingham, Buckley Hall and Doncaster, and from April 2012 for Featherstone 2.
Shadow Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Sadiq Khan, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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