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Durham Prison

Volume 114: debated on Wednesday 8 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many category A women prisoners there in Her Majesty's prison, Durham; how many strip searches have been made on category A prisoners in Her Majesty's prison, Durham in March, indicating (a) strip searches before and after consultation with legal advisers, (b) after visits and (c) after cell change, wing search and cell search.

Last month there were, until 25 March, four women category A prisoners in Durham prison. There have been three since that date. During the month strip searches were carried out on women prisoners in this category in the circumstances and the number of occasions shown:

Number
After legal visitsNil
After other visits4
At the time of cell changes and wing and cell searches11
Total15