HC Deb 15 November 1982 vol 32 c15W
Mr. David Young

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his policy towards updating photographic records of long-term prisoners so that a recognisable picture is available for issue to the media for recognition purposes in the event of an escape; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mayhew

All prisoners sentenced to more than three years' imprisonment or serving an indeterminate sentence should be re-photographed no later than two years from the date of reception and at two-yearly intervals thereafter.

Additionally, any prisoner whose appearance has so changed that his reception photograph is no longer a true likeness should be photographed again.