Rory Stewart on BBC News, 17 August 2018
“I will quit if I haven’t succeeded in 12 months in reducing the level of drugs and violence in those  prisons.”
Asked how much of a reduction he would consider a success – 25 per cent or 10 per cent – Mr Stewart said it would be “something of that sort”.
Rory Stewart before Justice Committee 11 December 2018
“The graph on violence is very worrying; it is rising. As you know, I have promised to resign unless we turn that graph around on violence in those 10 key prisons. At the moment, the graph is going in the wrong direction for me. In fact, over the last 12 months—in fact, if you take it from 2012—the graph is almost going straight up at the moment. If you were to project it forward, unless we manage to grip this, it will continue to rise…..I believe that we will turn it around…”
Will he resign if he doesn’t reduce violence and drugs by August 2019 below what it was in August 2018?
Will he resign only if the graph, by August 2019, hasn’t started to move downwards - however much it has risen since August 2018?
All 10 prisons? Or just some? Or just one?
Violence and drugs? Or just one?
I was formerly Finance Director of the Prison Service and then Director of the National Offender Management Service responsible for competition. I also worked in the NHS and an IT company. I later worked for two outsourcing companies.
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