Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th October 2018
Imran Hussain Labour, Bradford East
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the maximum recorded temperature was and the date of that recording in each prison in 2018.
Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice
We take the welfare of prison staff and prisoners seriously and are committed to providing safe and decent conditions.
We do not routinely collect maximum or minimum temperatures across the prison estate. However, where complaints are raised, the local facilities management provider will measure the specific temperature and discuss any appropriate resolution with the Prison Governor to ensure alternative contingency arrangements are put in place.