HC Deb 14 June 1988 vol 135 c116W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many strip searches were made of female prisoners in Her Majesty's prison, Maghaberry, in April and May, giving the number of persons involved and number of times each person was searched; if any prison contraband, smuggled item or illegal correspondence was discovered in any search, indicating which items; in how many cases prisoners refused to be searched and had to be restrained while the search was being conducted; and what were the reasons for the search under each of the following headings(a) making a remand appearance at a trial, (b) attending trial, (c) inter-prison visit or (d) other reasons.

Mr. Stanley

The information requested is as follows:

April May
Number of searches.
Total number of searches carried out 18 30
Total number of inmates searched 14 22
Number of prisoners searched once 10 14
Number of prisoners searched twice 4 8
Number of prisoners searched more than twice
Reasons for search
First admission on remand/awaiting trial 3 8
First admission on sentence/final discharge 15 14
Attending remand court
Attending trial
Inter-prison visits 2
Pre-release home leave scheme 6
Visits to outside hospital
After a visit

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