HC Deb 05 December 1963 vol 685 c210W
50. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners, serving sentences of five years or more, have been automatically placed in solitary confinement under Rule 36 on admission to prison, since this form of segregation was introduced in July, 1961;what is the longest period for which this rule has been applied in such a case; and in how many of these cases Rule 36 has been re-applied after the resumption of normal association.

Mr. Brooke

Since July, 1961, a total of 884, of whom 554 were under the Rule for less than a month. The longest period, which was in a 1961 case, was three months and five days. I regret that figures of the re-application of the Rule are not available.