HL Deb 12 January 1987 vol 483 c469WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which prison standing orders have so far been published; in what ways they have been made available to prisoners; and what the timetable is for the revision and publication of further standing orders.

The Earl of Caithness

Prison Standing Orders 3C (Calculation of Sentences), 4 (Privileges), 5 (Communications) and 12 (Civil Prisoners) have been published. Copies are available in prison libraries for prisoners to consult or they may be purchased from the Home Office Library or sent in to prisoners by relatives or friends. It is not possible to give a precise timetable for the publication of the remaining orders but the process of revision is continuing.