HL Deb 05 February 2004 vol 656 c114WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will establish a prisons and probation ombudsman for Northern Ireland. [HL1087]

Baroness Amos

The Government are to establish a Prisons Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Prison Service will be launching a consultation document shortly. There are no current plans to establish a probation ombudsman.