§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the physical restraint of Geoffrey Thomas in a hospice in Cardiff will be completed. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
[holding answer 30 January 1997]: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Phil Wheatley to Mr. Ron Davies, dated 3 February 1997:The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your Question about the completion of his investigation into the circumstances surrounding the physical restraint of Geoffrey Thomas in a Cardiff hospice.The inquiry has been completed and the Director General has received the final report. The report raises a number of issues which require careful but urgent consideration. An announcement will be made in due course.