§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes have occurred that have led to consideration being given to the possible revision of Prison Standing Order 14/171.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The need for the regulations in Standing Order 14/171 regarding convicted prisoners whose mental condition renders them unfit for the ordinary discipline of the prison but does not warrant transfer to hospital has been affected by changes in the ordinary regimes of prisons since the regulations were first introduced. The annual reporting of the number of prisoners in this category, provided for in the standing order, is not now considered to have any operational value.