§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied that all the inmates of Chelmsford prison are free from the disease acquired immune deficiency syndrome following the death of the chaplain from the disease; if he has had any discussions with the governor since the incident; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
The district medical officer for the Mid-Essex health authority has visited Chelmsford prison. Guidance has also been obtained from the Chief Medical Officer for the DHSS and the Centre for the Surveillance of Communicable Diseases. There are no suspected cases of AIDS at Chelmsford prison. The deputy director of Prison Medical Services is visiting the prison today and I shall make a further statement in due course.