Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will detail the cost to his Department of the scheme to assist prisoners' families with the expense of visiting their relatives in prison; and if he will place a copy of the scheme in the Library.
Final figures for the financial year 1984–85 are not yet available and I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to a question from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Mr. Davis) on 20 December 1984 at column 292. A summary of entitlements under the scheme is provided by the supplementary benefits handbook, a copy of which is in the Library.