asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what research is being carried out jointly with the Home Department on mentally abnormal offenders in prison.
None at present, but we are commissioning research into the group of mentally disordered offenders described by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department in his reply to my hon. Friend on 8th November 1978.—[Vol. 957, c. 181–2.] A suitably qualified researcher is being sought.