Prisoners: Disabled

Justice written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of Teresa Pearce Teresa Pearce Labour, Erith and Thamesmead

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Prison Service has taken to (a) review and (b) change treatment of disabled prisoners at HM Prison Belmarsh following the disability discrimination claim of Abdullah Baybasin; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

In addressing the claim of Mr Baybasin, HMP Belmarsh accepted that some limited failure to make reasonable adjustments in accordance with its obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act had occurred. The Governor of Belmarsh is currently examining the implications of this claim in order to ensure the prison meets its obligations under the Equality Act 2010 (which is now the relevant legislation).

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