HL Deb 20 January 2005 vol 668 c123WA
Lord Corbett of Castle Vale

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps HM Prison Service is taking to provide non-smoking cells and wings in its estate. [HL768]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Each prison develops its own non-smoking policy in line with current health and safety advice and taking into account the type of establishment it is, its population and the special needs of that population. Wherever possible prisoners should not be required to share accommodation with a smoker if they so request.