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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Prisons

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of sexually transmitted infections were recorded in each prison in each of the last five years, broken down by infection. (197937)

The information requested is not routinely collected.

The Department issued new key performance indicators (KPIs) for prison health services in October 2007. These include a KPI for sexual health in prisons.

Under this, prisons must ensure that prisoners are aware of the means of accessing condoms in prisons; have access to social and life skills modules on sex and relationship education; have access to a genito-urinary clinic in prison; and have access to a Chlamydia screening programme.