HC Deb 01 July 1926 vol 197 c1316

asked the Home Secretary whether he has any further statement to make with regard to his action relating to the death of Mr. Reginald Russell in Bedford prison on 23rd May?


I have now given directions that the engagement of the prison medical officer, which was suspended in the course of the inquiry, shall be terminated, and that the Governor, who has reached pensionable age, shall be required to retire from the service and be relieved from duty forthwith. The chief officer who has been on probation will be transferred to another prison in his former rank of principal officer and, the hospital officer will he reprimanded.