§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what has been the result of the experiment of introducing pay telephones for prisoners at Kirkham; whether the experiment will be extended to other establishments; and what plans he has;
(2) if pay telephones have been introduced for prisoners at Rudgate.
§ Mr. Brittan
The experiment at Kirkham prison is continuing. Consideration is being given to extending the experiment to a women's open prison and another men's open prison but it is a matter for consultation with the Prison Officers' Association which has expressed its opposition to this. No pay telephones have been installed at Rudgate prison.