Report shows prisons still failing badly
Commenting on the annual report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Ed Davey said: "This report reveals the appalling state of our prisons - the worst we have seen in modern times. It highlights this Government’s inability to tackle rising levels of violence, self-harm and deaths." East Surrey's MP Sam Gymiah is a Junior Minister for Prisons and has not commented.
Rudd’s Drugs Strategy won’t work - Lib Dems
The Liberal Democrats have criticised the Government's launch of a new Drugs Strategy, saying it will do nothing to reduce dependency.
Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, said:
“The Drugs Strategy won’t work. It totally fails to address a key problem, treating drug dependence as a criminal justice issue rather than a health one. It should have been announced by the Health Secretary, not the Home Secretary.
Hammond's position on "overpaid" public sector totally unsustainable - Cable
Commenting on Philip Hammond's refusal to deny that he said public sector workers were "overpaid" Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable said: