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Written Answer (Correction)

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

I regret that the written answer given to the hon. Member for Birmingham, (Selly Oak) on 16 December, Official Report, column 662W, was incorrect. The correct information is as follows:

The Department is a member of the inter-ministerial group on reducing reoffending which meets regularly to monitor the Government’s ongoing commitment to equivalence of healthcare for those detained in prison.

We are now committed to progressing a cross-departmental consultation “Improving Health, Supporting Justice”. This examines ways that services can be better delivered to people in contact with the police, courts, prison and probation services by mainstreaming their access to health and social care.