§ Mr. Terry Davis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will list in the Official Report the religious faiths represented by the eight ministers accredited to visit inmates at Winson Green prison in Birmingham.
§ Mr. Mellor
The eight visiting ministers currently accredited at Winson Green prison in Birmingham represent Buddhists, Christian Scientists, Jews, Muslims, Pentecostal Church, Quakers, Salvation Army and Sikhs.
Establishment Age of Child Mother's Offence Mother's Sentence Askhara Grange (11) 2months Theft 15 months 3 months Obtaining by deception 19 months 4 months Theft 12 months 6 months Obtaining by false instrument 3 years 6 months Deception 6 months 6 months Deception 6 months 8 months Theft 6 months 11 months Illegal importation of drugs 3 years 12 months Robbery 2 years 13 months Illegal importation of drugs 15 months 15 months Deception 18 months East Sutlon Park (1) 6 months Theft 12 months Holloway (4) 6 weeks Illegal importation of drugs 20 months 6 weeks Supplying drugs 18 months 3½ months Illegal importation of drugs Trial 4½ months Shoplifting 28 days Styal (5) 1 month Possession and supplying of drugs 9 months 2 months Possession of drugs 12 months 3 months Illegal importation of drugs 2 years 3 months Illegal importation of drugs 6 months 5 months Illegal importation of drugs 18 months
§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what factors are taken into account when deciding to separate a child from its mother who is in prison.
§ Mr. Mellor
The prison department's policy on this matter is set out in circular instruction 51/1983, a copy of which is in the Library of the House. If the hon. Member has any particular point in mind I would be glad to look into it.