24. Mr. Andy Stewart
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure that imprisoned sex offenders have access to appropriate counselling services.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
Although many prison establishments already undertake individual counselling and group therapy with sex offenders, the current provision is largely unco-ordinated.
The Criminal Justice Bill places particular emphasis on tackling offending behaviour. My right hon. Friend hopes to announce shortly details of a structured programme for sex offenders in prison.