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Prison Establishments (Nursing Cover)

Volume 114: debated on Thursday 9 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to provide 24-hour on-call nursing cover in all prison establishments.

No. It is the policy of the Director of Prison Medical Services to provide 24-hour medical cover in all establishments and 24-hour nursing cover in those establishments where that is judged to be necessary.