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Prisoners: Disability

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL5970, tabled on 4 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what records are kept by the Parole Board in respect of prisoners’ disabilities when they are attending open hearings.

Answered on

17 February 2022

At present, all Parole Board hearings are held in private (as set out in Parole Board Rule 15[3]) with no open hearings.

Parole Board members determine whether there are any additional requirements that are necessary to ensure that a prisoner is able to participate in their review, including any disabilities they may have. The Parole Board does not keep separate records of this.