§ Mr. Boswell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are aged over 60 years; and what arrangements are made to meet their needs. 
§ Mr. Boateng
On 30 June 2000, there were 1,266 prisoners who were aged 60 and over. There are no separate arrangements for this group of prisoners. The Prison Service aims to assess each prisoner in order to identify their individual needs.