HC Deb 09 December 1993 vol 234 c314W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what effect periods spent in hospitals for the mentally disordered has on the original sentence of category A prisoners; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Any period of time spent in hospital by a prisoner transferred there under the Mental Health Act 1983 counts towards the serving of the sentence of imprisonment imposed by the court in his case.