§ 56. Mr. K. Robinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that a middle-aged woman graduate, sentenced to seven days' imprisonment after refusing to be fined following an anti-nuclear demonstration, was compulsorily subjected to an examination for venereal disease on admission to Holloway Prison; and whether such examinations are obligatory under prison regulations.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
No. In the case to which I think the hon. Member refers, the examination was carried out with the patient's consent in the light of certain symptoms to which she called attention. It revealed no abnormality.