HL Deb 13 November 1997 vol 583 cc52-3WA
Lord Shepherd

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will publish the Annual Report and Accounts for the Prison Service.

Lord Williams of Mostyn

We are pleased to report that we have today published the Prison Service Report and Accounts for 1996-97, along with those for 1995-96. Copies have been placed in the Library. In future, we will aim to publish Prison Service annual reports and accounts within six months ofthe end of the financial year.