AQW 18305/11-15

Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
Democratic Unionist Party
Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Tabled Date: 10/01/2013
Answered On Date: 25/01/2013
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 17469/11-15, if he will provide guidance on where the Northern Ireland Prison Service should hold, store or transfer this information should it be required by another agency or person at a later date.

Decisions relating to ill-health are only held by the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) for current staff and those retired on these grounds. Once a member of staff is dismissed they are no longer an employee and NIPS are not entitled to have access to medical decisions taken after this date. Therefore, NIPS are not required to hold, store or transfer such information.