asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his inquiries into visiting conditions at Glenochil centre.
As I explained to the House on 2 May at column 486, visiting entitlements were improved in most penal establishments last year. This included both Glenochil young offenders institution and Glenochil detention centre where the existing minimum scales for visits for all inmates are one 30-minute visit on reception and two 30-minute visits every month thereafter. Both institutions operate a grade structure by which inmates can progress to two 1 hour visits per month. Extra visits are granted on request at the Governor's discretion. All visits are open.