HC Deb 19 November 1970 vol 806 cc463-4W
69. Mr. Kelley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will institute an inquiry into allegations made about an assault upon a prisoner held on remand in Armley Gaol, a report of which has been sent to him by the hon. Member for Don Valley; and if he will arrange for the hon. Member or some approved representative to be present at the inquiry when evidence is taken.

Mr. Carlisle

These allegations, which were against two prison officers who had intervened in a fight between the prisoner and another prisoner, were investigated at the time by the Deputy Governor of Leeds Prison, who concluded that no further action should be taken. The Deputy Governor's report has since been considered by the Chief Constable of Leeds, who has decided that no further action by the police is called for.

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