§ Mr. Key
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many prisoners have been infected with HIV while in prison in England and Wales; 556W
(2) how many inmates currently are HIV positive or have AIDS in prisons in England and Wales; 
(3) how many cases of HIV and AIDS have been reported in United Kingdom prisons for each year since 1991. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
Responsibility for these matters 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 A. J. Pearson to Mr. Robert Key, dated 6 June 1996:The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Questions about prisoners who are HIV positive or have AIDS.There has been only one recorded case of a prisoner being infected with HIV while in prison in England and Wales.On 21 May 1996, 80 prison inmates were known to be HIV positive or to have AIDS in prisons in England and Wales.The following table lists cases of HIV and AIDS reported in prisons in England and Wales since 1991. Figures for Scotland and Northern Ireland can be requested from the Secretaries of State for those Departments.
Year New cases 1991 26 1992 40 1993 20 1994 23 1995 33