HC Deb 20 February 1933 vol 274 c1450

asked the Home Secretary whether he will make a statement about recent disturbances at Wands worth Prison by convicts?


I have seen a report which recently appeared in a Sunday newspaper to the effect that there had been what was described as an ugly disturbance at Wandsworth Prison by convicts who complained about the quality of the food; and I am glad to have this opportunity of informing the House that the report is entirely unfounded. I am sure that the House will join with me in deprecating the publication of such sensational and mischievous fabrications, and I trust that the newspaper concerned will give the same prominence to this statement as was given to the original report.