§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any proposals for changing the privileges to which unconvicted remand prisoners are entitled; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
The unconvicted prisoners' food privilege is to be withdrawn with effect from 1 March 1988. That is announced today and the reasons explained, in the Government's response to the Home Affairs Committee's report on the state and use of prisons.