Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|18 Jul 2017, 3:40 p.m.||Rt Hon David Hanson MP (Labour - Delyn)||David Hanson|
Question to the Ministry of Justice
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons have dedicated equalities departments.
Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)
Prison Governors are responsible for identifying a functional head with lead responsibility for coordinating equalities work within the prison, ensuring that there is a coherent approach to equalities obligations. Every prison has been allocated resources for an equality officer and Governors are free to deploy this resource in a way that best meets the needs of their population.