§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) under what circumstances prisoners in Scotland are denied the opportunity to practise their religion, including attending services; and if he will make a statement.
(2) how many prisoners in Scottish prisons are not allowed to practise their religion, including attending services; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ancram
There are no circumstances in which a prisoner in Scotland is denied the opportunity to practise his religion or to see a chaplain or, as far as practicable, a minister of his own denomination. A prisoner may be debarred from attending a religious service only if the governor considers that he would be likely to create a disturbance.