I see our prisons are in the news again. I have long been a supporter of the ‘Prison Works’ policy of Michael Howard fame. The reality is that most crimes are committed by a small minority of the population. It logically follows that if you were to remove the whole of what might be called the criminal fraternity then crime would be drastically reduced. There is one way I would advocate reducing the prison population and that is by returning to their own Country the thousands of foreign prisoners in our jails. Jails are obviously costly to run and that we should as a nation be paying millions to lock up individuals who are not even British nationals is something which I believe much further progress could be made on.