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Prisoners (Complaints)

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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80.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to expedite consideration of complaints in respect of inmates of Her Majesty's prisons submitted by hon. Members.

During the last year the systems for managing and monitoring the consideration of matters raised by hon. Members, including complaints submitted by them on behalf of inmates, have been reviewed and improved, resulting in a substantial reduction in the average time taken to reply to hon. Members' letters.