Remand Prisoners

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 1989.

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Photo of Hon. Douglas Hurd Hon. Douglas Hurd , Witney 12:00 am, 13th July 1989

It will be a long time before I am satisfied that, despite all the efforts, the conditions in Armley prison are suitable for any prisoner, whether convicted or on remand. The hon. Gentleman knows that because we have discussed it. We have a long way to go before prisons such as Armley are in a satisfactory state. All that one can say is that over the past year there has been a great deal of progress.