HC Deb 28 April 1981 vol 3 c370W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he intends to take following the criticisms of the European Commission of Human Rights of the current rules regarding prisoners' letters and the system for dealing with prisoners' complaints; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mayhew

We are reviewing the restrictions on prisoners' correspondence in the light of the proceedings before the European Commission of Human Rights. When the review is complete the staff associations will be consulted. It would be premature to announce details of the proposed changes at this stage.