HC Deb 20 May 1960 vol 623 cc147-8W
The Rev. LI. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what psychiatric treatment can now be provided in Her Majesty's Prison, Cardiff.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Cardiff, in common with other prisons, can send to certain central psychiatric clinics inmates thought to be in need of prolonged treatment. It is not practicable to arrange for psychiatric treatment to be given at all prisons.

Where prisoners serving only short sentences are thought to be in need of such treatment, arrangements may be made with regional psychiatrists of the National Health Service for prisoners to be seen by a visiting psychiatrist and arrangements made for them to undergo voluntary treatment at outside clinics on their discharge from prison.

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