Prisons:Written question - 111268

Q
Asked by Andrew Percy
(Brigg and Goole)
Asked on: 03 November 2017
Ministry of Justice
Prisons
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to support prisons to participate in (a) Holocaust Memorial Day, (b) Black History Month and (c) National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
A
Answered by: Dr Phillip Lee
Answered on: 13 November 2017

Prisons are free to decide locally how they participate in Holocaust Memorial Day, Black History Month and National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Such participation will reflect the needs of individual prisons in terms of their offender and staffing profiles. National Prison Radio promotes national support for local initiatives, and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service also provides information to prisons via its staff networks to support prison staff in their participation in local events.

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