§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when it is now estimated the practice of slopping out will be eliminated in Her Majesty's prison Armley, Leeds. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. John Battle, dated 20 October 1995:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the elimination of slopping out at Leeds prison.It is planned that C and D wings will be closed for refurbishment (including installation of in-cell sanitation) in February 1996. Prisoners will be moved to accommodation on A wing, which is being refurbished at present. Once this is completed there will be no prisoners at Leeds without 24 hour access to sanitation.