HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 cc675-6W
33. Mr. Insley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on long-term stay patients at Ashworth hospital. [12139]

Jacqui Smith

Our policy with regard to the provision of high-security psychiatric services is to secure the safety of the public, staff and patients, and to ensure that the best possible services are offered to patients who need to receive their care and treatment in a high-secure setting.