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Prisoners: Internet

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether prisoners in Northern Ireland have regular access to the internet. (316844)

Managed internet access arrangements that allow controlled access to approved sites are available to prisoners in Northern Ireland. Supervised access to approved sites is an essential part of education provision, in particular for prisoners who are studying Open University, ICT or Essential Skills courses.