UK Politics

Labour Party: Cameron contradicted by Blunt over deporting foreign prisoners - Goodman

News   •   Nov 09, 2010 10:19 GMT

Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister, Helen Goodman MP, today highlighted confusion at the heart of government over plans to deport foreign prisoners, after claims made by the Prime Minister were contradicted by his own Prisons Minister. 

Shadow Justice Minister Helen Goodman said:

“David Cameron says he will deport thousands of foreign national prisoners. But he’s been flatly contradicted by his own Prisons Minister, who admits that the Ministry of Justice expects to repatriate only fifty prisoners next year. Who is telling the truth? There appears to be serious confusion at the heart of government.”