HC Deb 06 June 1991 vol 192 c335W
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.