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Prisoners' Families (Visits)

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 6 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will arrange that when families of prisoners are on supplementary benefit they should receive reimbursement of travelling fares to the prison for each visit which the prison governor will allow, instead of for only one visit every 28 days.

Several possible extensions of the assisted visits scheme, including the one mentioned by my hon. Friend, have been under consideration, but it is unlikely that they can be implemented in the near future.