Subpart 7—Miscellaneous

Other rights of inspection

161 Right of member of Parliament to visit prisons


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.


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.


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


his or her treatment in the prison; or


a complaint that prisoner makes about that treatment.

Compare: 1954 No 51 s 37