HC Deb 01 April 1976 vol 908 cc557-8W
Mr. Whitehead

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (letters addressed by prisoners to Members of Parliament were not allowed to be sent; and for what reasons.

Dr. Summerskill

The reasons for which letters to Members may now be stopped were set out in the reply my right hon. Friend gave to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Lichfield and Tamworth (Mr. Grocott) on 1st December—[Vol. 901, c.378–9.] I regret that, although each case is individually recorded, the number of cases involved in any given period is not readily available.