§ Captain Ramsay
asked the Home Secretary whether the senior medical officers of His Majesty's prisons are empowered to order forcible feeding as a means of punishment in cases where a prisoner has expressed his willingness to take the nourishment in question; and whether his attention has been drawn to the action of the senior medical officer of His Majesty's Prison, Brixton, in issuing such orders during the week ending 2nd November?2324W
§ Mr. H. Morrison
In no circumstances are medical officers of His Majesty's prisons empowered to order artificial feeding as a punishment. No such orders have been issued by the senior medical officer of Brixton Prison.