HC Deb 02 February 1977 vol 925 cc206-7W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he refuses to publish the report of the inspectors into the riot at Hull Prison.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

I have not refused to publish the report: the Chief Inspector of the Prison Service has not yet completed it. The question of publication remains as I stated it in my replies to Questions by my hon. Friend the Member for Derby, North (Mr. Whitehead) on 14th October 1976 and my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mrs. Short) on 21st October 1976, as amplified by my comment in the course of the debate on crime prevention on 27th January.—[Vol. 917, c. 154; c. 507–8; Vol. 924, c. 1772.]