§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of women and girls leaving Bullwood Hall borstal in 1980 had received no visits from relatives or friends during their sentence; what percentage had received only one such visit; and what percentage had received no visits from a probation officer or social worker.
§ Mr. Mayhew
During 1980, 212 girls were released from Bullwood Hall. Of these:
13 per cent. (28 girls) received no visits from family or friends while at Bullwood Hall;
16 per cent. (34 girls) received only one visit from relatives or friends;
29 per cent. (63 girls) received no visits from either a probation officer or a social worker while at Bullwood Hall.
It is not possible without excessive cost to identify what proportion of these girls had received visits while they were held at remand centres awaiting transfer to Bullwood Hall.