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Interrogations (Code Of Conduct)

Volume 972: debated on Monday 29 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will ensure that in the training of law enforcement personnel and prison officers, and in written instructions issued to them, mention is made of the prohibition against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, as provided by the declaration on the protection of all persons from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 3452 (xxx) of 9 December 1975.

The Prison, Borstal and Detention Centre Rules and the Police (Discipline) Regulations and all other codes and instructions governing the professional conduct of prison officers and police officers are entirely consistent with the United Nations' declaration, and training of staff reflects this fact.