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Prisons: Festivals and Special Occasions

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 115318, tabled on 23 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November to Question 111268, what guidance his Department issues to prisons on the promotion of (a) Holocaust Memorial Day, (b) Black History Month and (c) National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Answered on

1 December 2017

Prisons are free to decide locally how they promote events such as Holocaust Memorial Day, Black History Month and National Hate Crime Awareness Week. National Prison Radio promotes national support for local initiatives, and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service also provides information to offenders and staff including via its staff networks.