HC Deb 13 November 1969 vol 791 c137W
Miss Devlin

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why Mr. Gerald Doherty and Mr. Eamonn Smullins, at present in Wakefield Prison, and Mr. John Brankin and Mr. John McMechan, at present in Leeds Prison, are being held in solitary confinement 23 hours per day; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

These men are remand prisoners in security category "A". As such, they are not allowed to associate with each other or with other prisoners, but they are receiving all the privileges, including visits, to which they arc entitled under prison standing orders.