HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 c604
3. Mr. Winnick

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether visits are still allowed between Mr. and Mrs. Kroger, in view of the change of prisons.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I am considering whether satisfactory arrangements can be made for further visits.

Mr. Winnick

Is not the Home Secretary aware that many of us who consider, of course, that spies should be punished, nevertheless consider they should be treated like other prisoners and there should be the opportunity for Mr. and Mrs. Kroger to visit each other in prison? Would the Home Secretary consider this as a matter or urgency?

Mr. Jenkins

There have been very full opportunities given ever since the Krogers were first imprisoned in 1961, but certain security considerations are posed. I think these should be given overriding weight at the present time, but if, compatibly, these visits can be resumed, they will be resumed.