HC Deb 03 December 1987 vol 123 c689W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any proposals for changing the privileges to which unconvicted remand prisoners are entitled; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

The unconvicted prisoners' food privilege is to be withdrawn with effect from 1 March 1988. That is announced today and the reasons explained, in the Government's response to the Home Affairs Committee's report on the state and use of prisons.