HC Deb 21 March 1963 vol 674 cc90-1W
77. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reply he has sent to the resolution on the imprisonment of Mr. Reginald Foster and Mr. Brendan Mulholland, forwarded to him by the Central London Branch of the National Union of Journalists; whether these two prisoners have been allowed to receive the telegrams of support and sympathy sent to them on behalf of a large number of their colleagues; and if he will give an assurance that, while they remain in prison, they will be issued with an ample supply of note-books or writing paper and will be allowed to retain on discharge whatever they may have written.

Mr. Brooke

I have forwarded, in reply to this resolution, a copy of the Answer which I gave on 14th March to a Question by the hon. Member for Brixton (Mr. Lipton).

These two prisoners have been allowed to receive all telegrams sent to them. They will be issued with notebooks if they ask for them. I cannot at this stage say whether whatever they may have written they will be allowed to take out with them on discharge.