§ 60. Mr. Gerald Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultations he has held following his noble Friend, the Earl of Caithness's visit to America to study the prison system there.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Both before and since my noble Friend's visit to America, there have been extensive710W discussions at official level with private companies which have expressed an interest in the design and building of prisons or the provision of management or other services.