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NHS Funding: Prisoners

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what elements of NHS care are included in the NHS funding to primary care trusts for prisoners; and whether this changed in April 2006. (113300)

The general principle underlying the provision of healthcare in prisons is that it should be equivalent to that provided to the general population. Prisoners are therefore entitled to a full national health service. This principle did not change in April 2006.