Prison reform: governor empowerment and prison performance Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

Introduction to the Government’s prison reform programme

The context of the reforms

2 Prison governance

Relationships between governors, HMPPS and the MoJ

Performance agreements and poor performance


Private providers

Roles of governors and executive governors

Management structures

Governor capability

Partnership working

Innovation and evidence

Operational staff

3 Performance

Performance measures and league tables

The Government’s performance measures

Proposed alternative measures

The purpose and impact of league tables

Internal complaints

Independent monitoring and scrutiny

4 Commissioning

Opportunities: better outcomes for prisoners

Risks: fragmentation and cost increases

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix: Performance standards

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

3 April 2017