HL Deb 11 November 2003 vol 654 c180WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make the resettlement sections of prisons responsible for the administration of existing visitors' centres. [HL5187]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

In England and Wales it remains a matter for each governor to determine the management structure of their establishment and the location of responsibility for the visitors' centre. However, a recent strategic resettlement review in Northern Ireland concluded that it would be beneficial to have all resettlement and family services with the same functional responsibility.

Information relating to Scotland is a matter for the Scottish Executive.