HC Deb 01 December 1960 vol 631 c91W
Mr. Callaghan

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what grounds convicted prisoners are allowed to receive only one letter every two weeks, save in exceptional cases; and if he will review this policy.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Apart from other considerations, the need to examine prisoners' correspondence sets a limit to the number of letters which can be allowed. I have, however, recently reviewed the present allowance and hope that some increase may be possible next year.