§ 52. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on the beating up of Anthony Lawrence, a prisoner in the top security wing of Chelmsford Prison; and what action he proposes to take to prevent such occurrences in the future.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
This prisoner was found in the special wing on 19th October apparently having been attacked by other prisoners. He was not seriously hurt. His assailants have not been identified, and Lawrence himself has denied that he was assaulted. After the incident he was, for his own protection, segregated from other inmates. He has now been moved to another prison.