HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 cc31-2W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if it is his policy to make available his Department's building specifications for prison construction to hon. Members.

Mr. Hurd

Specifications for individual contracts are made avaialble only to those contractors invited to submit tenders. The departmental briefing guides, upon which these specifications are based, are very bulky and subject to continuous revision. This does not render them suitable for deposit in the Library of the House. If any Member has a particular interest in seeing them, however, this could be arranged.