HC Deb 05 April 1955 vol 539 c1001
62. Mr. Willis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the normal quota of letters a prisoner may send to his Member of Parliament.

Commander Galbraith

A prisoner may write to a Member of Parliament at any time by using a letter from his ordinary entitlement. In addition, at any time after completing his first two months in custody, he may be allowed one special letter to a Member of Parliament. A prisoner who receives a letter from a Member of Parliament which calls for a reply may at any time be allowed a special letter for the purpose.

Mr. Willis

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman tell me what he meant by a quota of letters, in a letter which he wrote to me about this matter? What was the quota?

Commander Galbraith

During the first two months of custody a prisoner is allowed to write four letters, and in any subsequent two-monthly period six letters.