§ 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 — —