HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 cc171-2W
Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has as to when tape recording facilities will be installed for police interviews in the Isle of Wight.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

I understand that a phased programme to install tape recording facilities at police stations throughout the whole area served by the Hampshire constabulary is well under way. Work to equip interview rooms at police stations in Newport and Shanklin on the Isle of Wight has already begun, and work will start shortly at Ryde and Cowes.