§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to increase the facilities for men and women in custody in Her Majesty's prisons in Scotland to be visited by their respective spouses and children.
§ Mr. Ross
No. The number of prisoners in custody is running at the highest level on record, and the facilities 143W made available for visits are the best that can be provided within the limitations imposed by accommodation, availability of staff for supervision and the overriding consideration of security.