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Prisons: Health Services

Justice written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which bodies will be responsible for the health care of people in prisons in England and Wales following the closure of primary care trusts.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

I have been asked to reply.

Subject to legislation, responsibility for commissioning national health service health care services for prisoners in England will transfer to the NHS Commissioning Board from primary care trusts after April 2013. Health care services for prisoners in Wales are the responsibility of the Welsh Government.

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