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Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mental health professionals are employed (a) full-time and (b) part-time in prisons in England and Wales. [109536]

Detailed information on professional specialisation among healthcare professionals working in the prison service in England and Wales is not kept centrally.As of March 2003 there were 42 functioning national health service mental health in-reach teams, comprising over 155 staff, working with prisoners.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 7 April 2003, Official Report, column 110W, on prisons, if he will place a copy of the prison service standard for clinical services for substance misusers in the Library. [110035]