§ Ms Janet Anderson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice is given to prison governors about the searching of visitors to prisons. 
§ 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 Ms Janet Anderson, dated 29 March 1996:
The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about advice given to prison governors on the searching of visitors to prisons.
Instructions on the searching of visitors can be found in section 69 of the Prison Service Manual on Security, copies of which are held in the Library of the House.