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Prison Inspections

Volume 406: debated on Friday 23 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recommendations HM Inspector of Prisons has made, since January 2001, which have been wholly or partly rejected by the Prison Service; what the reasons were for rejection; and if he will make a statement. [113857]

The information could be compiled only at disproportionate cost, as it would require examining approximately 140 reports and around 15,000 recommendations. The Prison Service accepts the vast majority of recommendations. Recommendations are sometimes rejected for security reasons, where insurmountable staff deployment issues arise or where the recommendation is inappropriate for the nature of the establishment"s population.