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Prison Workshops And Hospitals

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the future of Crown immunity in regard to prison workshops and prison hospitals.

On the assumption that the question is intended to relate to health and safety legislation, no change is planned to the present position whereby the Health and Safety Executive exercises its powers to inspect prison department establishments to ensure compliance with the relevant statutory provisions.