HC Deb 28 July 1960 vol 627 c196W
110. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what policy is pursued at Holloway Prison with regard to food parcels sent in for prisoners; and in how many cases such food has been destroyed during the past six months.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Meals and reasonable quantities of chocolates, sweets and fresh fruit may be sent to untried prisoners; and girls in the borstal wing are allowed a parcel at Christmas and for birthdays. Convicted prisoners are not permitted to receive food parcels. Food received in breach of the rules which cannot be put with a prisoner's private property is, when practicable, returned to the sender. The information requested in the second half of the Question is not available.