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Penal Establishments (Medical Services)

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what happens when a penal establishment exhausts its allocation for medical services.

Establishments are expected to keep within their financial allocation subject to the requirement to maintain a proper standard of health care. There is no question of patients being denied essential treatment, and the re-allocation of provision within the voted resources of the prison service is considered if the need arises.