§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he, expects the new prison uniform for male prisoners to be available; what style it will take; how much its introduction will cost; and where it is being made.
§ Mr. Alison
There will be a range of civilian-type clothing in a contemporary style, comprising trousers, pullovers and shirts. Initially it will be purchased from United Kingdom sources; replacements will be supplied by prison workshops. It will be introduced over the coming months as quickly as the necessary arrangements can be completed. Costings are not yet completed, but can be contained within existing financial ceilings.