HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 cc155-6W
Mr. Frank Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware of the disquiet amongst prison authorities at the increasing difficulties in maintaining order and security in Her Majesty's Prisons; and whether he will review his present policy of greater leniency towards prisoners.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I am aware of and share the general anxiety about prison security, and a number of steps have been taken to improve it pending Lord Mount-batten's report. I am not aware of unusual difficulties in maintaining order in Her Majesty's prisons and I certainly do not accept the implications of the last part of the Question.