HC Deb 07 November 1980 vol 991 cc699-700W
Mr. Litherland

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give an assurance that any prisoners being detained in police or other accommodation will receive all entitled privileges and statutory rights.

Mr. Brittan

In the present emergency we cannot be sure that every prisoner in police cells or in an approved place under section 1 of the Imprisonment (Temporary Provisions) Act 1980 is receiving all the entitlements that he could normally expect in prison, but these are being provided so far as is practicable in the circumstances.