HC Deb 17 July 2000 vol 354 c60W
Mr. Stinchcombe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Prison Service has to extend its recognition of religious practices and faiths; and if he will make a statement. [129196]

Mr. Boateng

Prisoners of all religions are free to practise their religion, consistent with good order and discipline within prisons. The Prison Service does not recognise Scientology, the Nation of Islam and Rastafarianism as religions. There are no plans to change these arrangements.