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Kingston Prison

Volume 406: debated on Friday 23 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2003, Official Report, column 606W, on prisons, when the action plan for Kingston Prison was drawn up following the visit by HM Inspector of Prisons on 12–16 February 2003; if he will list its action points and the dates by which the action points were to be implemented; and if he will make a statement; [114155](2) pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2003,

Official Report, column 606W, on prisons, if he will list recommendations made by HM Inspector of Prisons that were not accepted by the Prison Service following the visit to Kingston Prison on 12–16 February 2003, and the reasons for rejection; and if he will make a statement. [114154]

The report on Her Majesty"s Chief Inspector of Prisons" inspection of Kingston prison carried out between 12 and 16 February 2001, was published in September 2001. The Director General of the Prison Service sent an action plan to the Chief Inspector in November 2001, which responded to each of the recommendations made in the report. In accordance with the agreed protocol the action plan was updated in July 2002. I will send the hon. Member a copy of this document, which sets out the information he requires.