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Prison Health Care

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the provision of prison health care. [109816]

Standards of prison health care have already been much improved since the establishment in April 2000 of the partnership between the Prison Service and the NHS. My Department's assumption of budgetary responsibility for prison health care from 1 April 2003 will lead to increased investment and further improvements in services.