§ Lord Brockway
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What decisions have been reached regarding the revision of the Standing Orders related to the rights of prisoners and the means of informing prisoners of these rights.
§ Lord Belstead
The revision of the Prison Department Standing Order on prisoners' correspondence, visits and petitions is complete. The new order has been issued to staff and a copy is in the Library of the House. It will be published when it comes into force on 1st December 1981 and copies will then be available to prisoners in prison libraries. Revision of the remaining Standing Orders, which is a very considerable task, has begun and they will be made available to prisoners on the same basis as and when they are complete.