HC Deb 05 July 1982 vol 27 cc3-4W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many medical officers employed in Her Majesty's penal establishments are members or fellows of the Royal College of Psychiatrists; and what is the proportion of psychiatrically qualified doctors of the total number of doctors employed within the prison medical service.

Mr. Mayhew

Fourteen full-time prison medical officers are members and six are fellows of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Forty five per cent. of full-time prison medical officers have psychiatric qualifications. The information requested is not available for other doctors employed by the prison medical service.