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Mental Health Services: Prisons

Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to review the management of mentally ill offenders within the prison system. (313060)

The Government published ‘Improving Health, Supporting Justice: the national delivery plan of the Health and Criminal Justice Programme Board’ on 17 November 2009. A copy has already been placed in the Library. The plan responds to Lord Bradley's review of people with mental health problems or learning disability in the criminal justice system and describes a wide range of policies and activities to improve the services available for offenders with mental health problems including the delivery of health services for them while in prison.