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Prison Service

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether steps are taken during the recruitment process for (a) staff, (b) officers and (c) governors of HM Prison Service to establish whether Prison Service job applicants are members of extreme right-wing organisations; and if he will make a statement. (111745)

All new members of staff are required to sign a declaration as part of the recruitment process that they are not members of any groups or organisations with racist philosophy, aims, principles or policies.