HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 c561W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what purpose the provision of caravan accommodation for visitors at Styal Women's Prison is being considered.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

The purpose of the proposal, which is only in its early stages, is, by reuniting a woman and her children for a longer period than is possible during the normal visiting arrangements, to help to maintain family ties during imprisonment and thereby to make it easier for a prisoner and her family to resettle into stable family relationships on her release. It is no part of the proposal to provide for conjugal visits.