§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the target of December 1991 for the wearing of name badges by prison staff has been achieved.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
Work is progressing on the commitment given in the white paper "Custody Care and Justice", to the wearing of name badges by all staff on duty in prisons. Necessary consultation with the trade unions on the detailed arrangements, and the procurement mechanisms necessary for the quantities that will be required, result in the need for a slower introduction than originally targeted.