HC Deb 13 December 1999 vol 341 c7W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the findings of the pilot project into the provision of disinfecting tablets in prisons to reduce transmission of HIV and hepatitis viruses will be made available. [102206]

Mr. Boateng

The Prison Service is currently considering a report from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine evaluating the pilot project for the re-introduction, on a trial basis, of disinfecting tablets in 11 prisons in England and Wales. I expect to be able to make an announcement on the results and outcome of the evaluation in the New Year.