HC Deb 04 December 1991 vol 200 c139W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether all postal packages for prisoners at Brixton prison are routinely checked by(a) X-ray detectors and (b) metal detectors.

Mrs. Rumbold

All postal packages are checked by X-ray and by metal detectors in appropriate cases. They are also opened and their contents are examined.