HC Deb 23 July 1979 vol 971 cc26-7W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Deparment if he will specify the topics on which prisoners petitioned his Department in the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Brittan

The most recent information on the topics on which prisoners petition is contained in the results of a survey carried out in the quarter ended 31 December 1977, under 55 different subject headings. The main topics, on each of which over 50 petitions were received, were as follows:

  • Transfer to another prison.
  • Parole.
  • Punishment awards.
  • Production at courts etc.
  • Medical matters.
  • Personal property.
  • Calculation of sentence.