§ 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.