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Strip Searches

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Prime Minister if she will take steps to ensure that statistics on the annual number of strip searches made on women prisoners in Her Majesty's prisons distinguishing between prisoners held on remand and sentenced prisoners, are recorded centrally in the same way for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, respectively.

No. The need for statistics to be kept is a matter to be determined according to the individual circumstances obtaining in each jurisdiction.