HC Deb 24 July 1996 vol 282 c614W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the policy of the Prison Service in respect of opening letters from hon. Members to serving prisoners. [39656]

Miss Widdecombe

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from David Scott to Mr. Doug Hoyle, dated 24 July 1996: The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Question about Prison Service policy on the opening of letters to prisoners from honourable Members. I will write to you with a full reply as soon as possible.