HC Deb 15 March 1983 vol 39 c87W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many strip searches of female prisoners have taken place in prisons in Scotland from 1 November 1982 until the nearest convenient date.

Mr. Allan Stewart

1,607 strip searches of female prisoners took place in Scottish prisons in the period from 1 November 1982 to 14 March 1983. This figure includes searches on admission, transfer and discharge, following visits and for routine and special security purposes.