HC Deb 04 May 1988 vol 132 c506W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will answer the letter from the Prison Reform Trust dated 10 March regarding the eligibility of remand prisoners for the community charge.

Mr. Howard

A reply was sent to the Prison Reform Trust on 29 April. In accordance with the undertaking I gave at the Report stage of the Local Government Finance Bill. We are considering the possibility of exempting remand prisoners from the community charge.

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