ed daveyCommenting 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.

norman lamb croppedThe 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.

Vince Cable MPCommenting on Philip Hammond's refusal to deny that he said public sector workers were "overpaid" Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable said: