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Prisons (Education)

Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many GCSE examinations were sat by prisoners in Her Majesty's prisons in the last academic year; if the national curriculum is to be applied to education in prisons; and if he will make a statement.

A total of 666 GCSE examinations were sat by prisoners in 1989–90. Prison service establishments will, as far as possible, apply the national curriculum.