HC Deb 09 November 1978 vol 957 c325W
19. Mr. Molyneaux

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will make a statement on the administration of Her Majesty's prisons in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Concannon

Despite a number of difficulties, including the industrial action by prison officers and the continued protest over the special category issue, the prisons in Northern Ireland are continuing to deal in accordance with prison rules with all those sentenced or otherwise committed to custody by the courts.