HC Deb 14 April 1994 vol 241 c250W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Prison Service Chaplaincy has for publishing a section on pagans in its Directory and Guide on Religious Practice; and what are the reasons for this decision.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

[holding answer 12 April 1994]: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. David Alton, dated 14 April 1994: The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent question about plans to publish a section on paganism in the Prison Service Directory and Guide on Religious Practice. There are currently no plans to include a section on paganism in the Directory and Guide, although consultation is taking place to obtain more information on such groups and their beliefs.