§ Mr. George Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans he has to withhold access to card-operated telephones from young offenders held at(a) Her Majesty's young offenders institution, Colchester and (b) other young offender institutions; 
(2) what plans he has to censor mail sent to young offenders held at (a) HM YOI Colchester and (b) other young offender institutions. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
For the first two stages of the regime at Colchester young offender institution, young offenders will be allowed a supervised weekly call to their family on an official telephone. In the third and final stage, access to card-operated telephones will be as it is in other young offender institutions. In addition, young offenders will be allowed welfare calls at the discretion of staff. Staff will read all mail sent to young offenders at Colchester, with the exception of legal correspondence.
There are no plans to change the access to card-operated telephones or the arrangements for reading inmates' correspondence in other young offender institutions.