HC Deb 19 January 1967 vol 739 c130W
Mr. Prior

asked the Minister of Health what efforts are made to train prisoners at Rampton Hospital for useful occupations on release; why no efforts have been made to start a catering course as requested by Mr. Michael Holmes, the constituent of the hon. Member for Lowestoft, details of which have been sent to him; and what plans he has for the future.

Mr. K. Robinson

Training in a number of trades is available at Rampton Special Hospital for patients capable of benefiting from it.

Arrangements were being made for Mr. Holmes to study for the Catering Certificate of the East Midlands Educational Union but he has expressed a wish to take the more advanced course of the City and Guilds Certificate for which facilities are not at present available at Rampton. The possibility of providing the necessary facilities is under consideration.