§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what basis prices in prison canteens are calculated; and what progress has been made in reducing differences between prices in different prisons.
§ Mr. Mellor
To reduce differences in prices of goods sold in different prison canteens, governors will be reminded in a circular instruction to be issued on 26 July that selling prices should be at the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Where such a price is not set the selling price should be that which members of the public normally pay in retail transactions.
Servicemen Others Total Received 57 (53) 540 (499) 597 (552) Granted 56 (52) 11 (9) 67 (61) Refused — (—) 487 (487) 487 (487) Withdrawn 1 (1) — (—) 1 (1) Still under consideration — (—) 42 (3) 42 (3)
Note:—The numbers in the first column are former service men in Hong Kong who served under the Government of that territory in its defence during the second world war.
§ Mr. Darling
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for entry clearance as(a) wives, (b) husbands, (c) fiancés and (d) fiancées in each British post in all countries apart from those of the Indian subcontinent were (a) granted and (b) refused in each quarter since January 1989; how many such applications in each category, at each post and in each quarter were refused (1) wholly and (2) partly because of the primary purpose rule; what was the refusal rate at each post; and what percentage of those refusals were (x) wholly and (y) partly on primary purpose grounds.