HL Deb 21 January 1981 vol 416 cc485-6WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether probation officers are given copies of, or sight of, medical records of prisoners and former prisoners; and what restrictions, if any, are applied in granting these officers access to such records.

Lord Belstead

Access to medical records is restricted to medical staff, but a medical officer could decide that appropriate information from a prisoner's medical record should be made available to another member of staff, including a probation officer.