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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to respond to the recommendation by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons in his recent report on HMP Belmarsh that not all cells in the High Security Unit and Special Security Unit were equipped with furniture and furnishings in line with the Prison Service's operating standards for such units. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL6604 remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>1. The prisoner regime includes a programme to allow access to the library once a week for those not attending education. The implementation of New Ways of Working, which includes the introduction of a new Core Day, will increase the opportunity for prisoners to access the library.</p><p> </p><p>2. All in use cells on the High Security Unit / Special Secure Unit are appropriately furnished in compliance with national guidelines, which are also included as part of the unit's operating standards. The cells are also equipped to the specification required for accommodating Category A prisoners. The accommodation on the unit is inspected monthly, to ensure compliance and to maintain decency; this system is audited.</p><p> </p><p><em>3. </em>The Governor has a programme of visits throughout the establishment; this includes visits to the HSU / SSU. The requirement for a weekly visit is completed by the Governor or the Deputy Governor, and the visits will ensure that all prisoners and staff are frequently seen and any emerging issues are heard and noted. These visits are now recorded for audit and inspection purposes.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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HL6603 more like this
HL6605 more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this