HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 c640W
Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests have been made in the last two:years to visit and film in(a) prisons and (b) institutions for young offenders and other places where young people are in custody; and what the response to the requests was. [13940]

Beverley Hughes

These figures are not collated centrally, and there is no requirement to do so.

The Prison Service receives many hundreds of requests per year from international, national and regional TV companies to film in prisons and Young Offender Institutions for a variety of news broadcasts, dramas and documentary programmes.