Prisons inspector won't reapply for job

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Nick Hardwick, the Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales, took to Twitter today to announce that he wouldn't be reapplying for his job.

HIs Tweet came in reaction to a statement by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling that Mr Hardwick would not automatically be reappointed.

Questioned by Labour MP John McDonnell, during a hearing of the House of Commons Justice Committee, Mr Grayling confirmed that Mr Hardwick's post would be readvertised. Mr Hardwick, he said, was 'perfectly open to apply for it '.