HC Deb 12 May 1989 vol 152 cc561-2W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list the prisons in England and Wales where inmates have gone on to the prison roof during a disturbance within the prison during the last three years;

(2) if he will list each prison in England and Wales where there has been a disturbance among inmates for each of the last three years.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

In the three years up to 9 May, incidents involving a substantial number of inmates acting in concert and leading to significant damage occurred at the following prisons and remand centres:

10 May 1986 to 9 May 1987

  • Her Majest's Prison, Wymott.

10 May 1987 to 9 May 1988

  • Her Majesty's Prison, Bedford.

10 May 1988 to 9 May 1989

  • Her Majesty's Prison, Ashwell.
  • Her Majesty's Prison, Canterbury.
  • Her Majesty's Prison, Haverigg.
  • Her Majesty's Youth Custody Centre and Remand Centre, Hindley.
  • Her Majesty's Prison, Lindholme.
  • Her Majesty's Prison, Northeye.
  • Her Majesty's Remand Centre, Risley.
  • Her Majesty's Prison, Rollestone.
  • Her Majesty's Prison, Swansea.

Inmates climbed on to the roof during two of these incidents—at Risley and at Canterbury (where one inmate climbed on to the roof).