§ 6. Colonel DAY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will cause, an inquiry to be held regarding the administration of His Majesty's prison, Parkhurst, relative to recent disturbances?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Captain Hacking)
As I stated yesterday in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Rhys Davies), the reports of disturbance that appeared last week were unfounded. There is no ground for directing the holding of any inquiry.
§ Colonel DAY
Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman say how many disturbances have occurred during the last 12 months, and whether it is on account of tightening up the discipline at Parkhurst?
§ Captain HACKING
There has been nothing unusual at all in this prison. There are frequently minor disturbances at any prison, but there has been nothing at all unusual in this case.