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Chorley Hospital

Volume 403: debated on Monday 10 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he is taking with the Department of Health to provide more resources to Chorley Hospital in order to cope with the number of prisoners being treated at the hospital. [99909]

I have been asked to reply.Responsibility for meeting the costs of prisoners' medical treatment in hospital lies entirely with the national health service. Allocations made to primary care trusts include provision for the costs of such services.