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Prisons: Ministers of Religion

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL7767, tabled on 10 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 4 January (HL4280), what meetings they have had about the development of the assurace and compliance process for the future delivery of chaplaincies in prisons; and which faith leaders have been involved in any such discussions.

Answered on

24 May 2018

The future of the Assurance and Compliance process for Chaplaincy will be discussed with those Faith Advisers who sit on Chaplaincy Council at the joint meeting with the Chaplaincy HQ Team on the 12th June 2018. This will be followed by an invitation for those Faith Advisers not present at the meeting to comment by post or email.

We recognise the importance of faith and the positive impact that it can have on the lives of offenders, which is why there are multi-faith chaplaincy teams in every prison.