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Prison Officers (Protective Clothing)

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he has decided to issue protective clothing to all prison establishments for the use of prison officers when dealing with patients suffering from AIDS.

The decision to issue protective clothing to all prison establishments was taken as part of a package of preventive measures designed to protect prison officers against possible infection from hepatitis B or by the AIDS virus. While protective clothing will rarely be medically indicated, it has been made available in establishments for use when judged necessary.