HC Deb 05 February 1987 vol 109 cc790-1W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the progress of the fresh start programme in the prison service.

Mr. Mellor

Discussions on the fresh start proposals are continuing with all the prison service trade unions. A progressive series of development exercises, and a related training programme for the staff concerned, is planned to begin next month.