Christina Rees Shadow Minister (Justice):
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information her Department has received to date from its pilot on restorative justice approaches in prisons; and if she will make a statement.
Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice:
A pilot to test restorative approaches to resolving conflict between prisoners, and between prisoners and staff, started at two sites (HMP Featherstone and HMP Buckley Hall) in June 2016. The evaluation of this pilot will conclude in autumn 2017. The pilot is being delivered by Restorative Solutions, a community interest company, with funding from the Monument Trust. We receive regular updates on progress, but there are no plans for a formal interim evaluation report.