HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 cc88-9W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider issuing the reports of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons in a more readily understandable and convenient form; and if he will make it his practice to hold a press conference on the occasion of publication of such reports.

Mr. Mayhew

There are no present plans to change the form in which these reports are issued, but we are ready to consider any proposals that the hon. Member may have.

It is the usual practice when an inspection report is published for the governor of the establishment concerned to discuss it with representatives of the local press and with local broadcasters. I understand that these arrangements have been found satisfactory, and we have no intention at present of varying them.