Prisons: Multi-faith Accommodation

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2001.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Liberal Democrat

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will ask the Director General of the Prison Service to issue an instruction to prison governors to consult visiting ministers of non-Christian faiths about the design and suitability of rooms designed or constructed as multi-faith accommodation; and whether they will ensure that such accommodation is carpeted.

Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office

In my Answer to a Question from the noble Lord on 7 March (WA 30) on the provision of multi-faith accommodation in prisons, I said that the Prison Service would be discussing with members of the Advisory Group on Religion in Prisons, at their next meeting, the issue of guidelines for prisons on the requirements and use of such rooms. Issues such as the need to consult locally with the relevant ministers and the carpeting of such rooms will form a part of this consideration.

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