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Prisons: Ministers of Religion

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL7768, tabled on 10 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the current requirement for a prisoner to receive a pastoral visit from a chaplain within 24 hours of requesting one will be carried into any future policy framework.

Answered on

24 May 2018

Whilst the future policy framework(s) in relation to chaplaincy have not yet been agreed, HM Government recognises the value of the pastoral care offered by Chaplains. Any new policy will ensure such care is available in a timely manner which reflects its importance in the overall care of those in prison.