HC Deb 19 November 1985 vol 87 cc133-4W
Mr. Irving

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many baths, showers and toilets are available in Brixton prison; how many baths or showers each prisoner is allowed each week; and how many changes of clothes each prisoner is allowed each week.

Mr. Mellor

Sixteen baths, 56 showers, 91 WCs and 54 urinals are available in Brixton prison. In general, all prisoners have access to a bath or shower daily. This routine may be varied for medical cases or for prisoners appearing at court. Prison clothing is exchanged at least once a week but more frequently if considered necessary —for example, for prisoners on kitchen parties and some other work parties. Unconvicted prisoners may wear private clothing, and this may be exchanged on visits.