HC Deb 11 November 1985 vol 86 c29W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why an applicant for an appointment to a board of visitors, on the form which he or she must complete, is required to state the height of his or her spouse.

Mr. Mellor

Enquiries are made of criminal records about all nominations for appointments as members of boards of visitors and their spouses. The essential information on which these enquiries are made includes details of height.