HL Deb 27 September 2000 vol 616 c135WA
Lord Harrison

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the diet provided in HM prisons for insulin dependent and non-insulin dependent inmates is appropriate and properly forms part of an appropriate therapy. [HL3647]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

Prison doctors will provide advice on any special dietary requirement a prisoner may have on medical grounds, including diabetes. The catering department would be advised as soon as possible. Prisoners with self-regulated diabetes will normally be encouraged to choose appropriate items from the menu on offer and would have access to advice to help them make such choices.