§ Mr. Bermingham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether applications are to be invited158W for the contracting of management of private urban remand centres and open prisons; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
I refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Westminster, North (Mr. Wheeler) on 15 April at column258 about the fourth report of the Select Committee on Home Affairs on contract provision of prisons.