HC Deb 11 April 1963 vol 675 cc194-5W
Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the Governor of Lincoln Prison has stopped five letters addressed to the hon. Member for Ashfield by a constituent who is in that prison; and what steps he is proposing to take to amend the Standing Orders so that the circumstances in which letters can be stopped, or in which special letters are refused, are more precisely defined.

Mr. Brooke

I do not consider that there is any need to amend the existing Standing Orders governing correspondence with Members of Parliament. As I explained in reply to a Question by the hon. Member on 4th April, governors seek instructions when they are in doubt whether a particular letter should be stopped.