HL Deb 02 December 1982 vol 436 c1391WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why there has been a shortage of vests at Wormwood Scrubs Prison; whether additional supplies have been ordered, and when they are expected to arrive.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Elton)

Many prisoners, including most of those at Wormwood Scrubs, prefer not to wear a vest. A vest is, however, issued to any prisoner who asks for one. There is no shortage.