HC Deb 13 November 1969 vol 791 cc136-7W
Mr. Grey

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the six prisoners in Durham top security E-wing who are on hunger strike, and the causes of the same.

Mr. Callaghan

On 3rd November the six prisoners began refusing food. Two started eating again on 9th November. The remaining four, who have been taking liquids, are being kept under daily medical supervision. The reason they have given for their action is their objection to the new arrangements for visitors to prisoners in security category A.