HC Deb 03 July 1998 vol 315 c288W
Mr. Clappison

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Newark (Mrs. Jones) of 1 June 1998,Official Report, columns 50–51, what in-cell television services are currently available for prisoners segregated under rule 43; and what special provision is to be made in respect of such prisoners as a result of the extension of in-cell television. [44607]

Ms Quin

Comprehensive information on in-cell television provision to those segregated under Rule 43 is not held centrally. Prisoners are segregated under this Rule for a variety of reasons, including for their own protection. Future, detailed policy is under consideration but, broadly, those segregated for their own protection will normally keep their sets if practicable and those segregated for reasons of good order and discipline will normally lose them.