Subpart 7—Miscellaneous

Other rights of inspection

161 Right of member of Parliament to visit prisons

(1)

Any member of Parliament may, whenever the member considers it appropriate, enter a prison and examine it and the condition of the prisoners, and may inform the prison manager of his or her observations.

(2)

The prison manager must ensure that any observations of a member of Parliament are recorded and that a permanent record of those observations is kept at the prison.

(3)

A member of Parliament is not entitled, under subsection (1), to communicate with any prisoner except in relation to—

(a)

his or her treatment in the prison; or

(b)

a complaint that prisoner makes about that treatment.

Compare: 1954 No 51 s 37