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Government 'bungling' foreign prisoners deportation - Hodge

25 April 2014 Last updated at 14:22 BST

Foreign inmates are not being deported quickly enough to help cut costs and relieve overcrowding, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said.

The Commons' committee also said more should be done to prepare UK prisoners for early release.

Speaking to the Today programme, Labour MP and chair of the PAC Margaret Hodge accused the government of "bureaucratic bungling".

Ms Hodge also noted that between 2009 and 2012, the number of people being deported dropped "by 18%"

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 25 April.

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