HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 c537W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have so far been held in each of the three windowless and sound proofed cells in Brixton Prison; for what reasons; and for how long.

Mr. Brittan

Brixton has two protected rooms in which a prisoner may be located on the authority of the medical officer when it is necessary on medical grounds and to avert as far as possible a situation which might entail recourse to mechanical restraint. The rooms have windows and are clad with a protective resilient surface. They are not sound-proofed. The other information requested cannot be obtained except at disproportionate cost.

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