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Prisons: Film

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on cinema systems in (a) prisons and (b) young offender institutions in each of the last three years. (160461)

Her Majesty’s Prison Service does not collect information to this degree of detail on its central accounting system. This information could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance has been issued to prison governors and officers on the showing of 18 certificate films in prisons and young offenders institutions. (160565)

No specific guidance has been issued. Prison governors are expected to comply with the certification requirements and will exercise their professional judgement over the suitability of films to be shown to prisoners.