§ Mr. Winnick
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 9 November, ref 2120/95. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from A. J. Pearson to Mr. David Winnick, dated 18 December 1995:The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Question about when you will receive a reply to your letter of 9 November.965WYour letter was passed to the Director General for reply as he has operational responsibility for the Prison Service. Richard Tilt sent a reply on 11 December.