"It's a fairly unique position; to have been in charge of prison funding and then to have been an inmate. I wish I'd been more generous."
Speaking to The Times Newspaper, 3 June 2000
Foreword to our Parliament pages by The Right Honourable John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons.
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