§ Mr. Tom Cox
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of adjudications heard in prisons in the United Kingdom for which legal advice had been granted to prisoners in the presentation of their case during 1985.
§ Mr. Mellor
Approximately 70 prisoners were legally represented at adjudications completed by boards of visitors in 1985. A prisoner may request legal advice about an adjudication at any stage and such requests are routinely granted, but are not centrally recorded.