§ 81. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances statements made by convicted prisoners to chaplains are communicated to the prison authorities.
§ Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe
Statements made by a prisoner in the course of religious confession are inviolate. Private conversations between a prisoner and the chaplain are not disclosed to a third party without the prisoner's consent, except where information is obtained of matters prejudicial to the safety or good order of the prison.