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Ministerial Accountability

Mrs. Clwyd: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to paragraph K8.1 of the Scott report relating to ministerial accountability, what additional measures he proposes to ensure his Department's compliance with paragraph 27 of "Questions of Procedure for Ministers". [17304]

Mr. Douglas Hogg [holding answer 26 February 1996]: The Government are considering what further measures may need to be taken in the light of this and other findings of the Scott report.

HOME DEPARTMENT

Prisons (Health Care)

Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are taken to prevent discrimination against prisoners with specific health problems. [16695]

Miss Widdecombe: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Neil Gerrard, dated 27 February 1996:


Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what regular medical checks prisoners in prisons in England and Wales receive; and what systematic checks are carried out for transmissible diseases. [16701]

Miss Widdecombe: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Neil Gerrard, dated 27 February 1996:


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Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what specific provisions are made for those prisoners known to be terminally ill. [16694]

Miss Widdecombe: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Neil Gerrard, dated 27 February 1996:


Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the total annual budget for prisons in England and Wales is designated for health care. [16696]

Miss Widdecombe: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Neil Gerrard, dated 27 February 1996:


Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what policies the Prison Service has concerning the prevention of transmissible or contagious diseases (a) in general and (b) in respect of particular outbreaks. [16684]

Miss Widdecombe: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Neil Gerrard, dated 27 February 1996:


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Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision is available to prisoners for therapeutic and psychological follow-up in the case of positive results in tests for transmissible diseases. [16704]

Miss Widdecombe: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from A. J. Pearson to Mr. Neil Gerrard, dated 27 February 1996:


Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners in prisons in England and Wales are currently known to be terminally ill; and what information is available as to the nature of the terminal illness. [16693]

Miss Widdecombe: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Neil Gerrard, dated 27 February 1996:



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