HC Deb 18 December 1981 vol 15 c249W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why Yorkshire Television has been refused permission by the Home Office to film the Christmas party being held at Wymott prison in Leyland, Lancashire, by the governor, prison officers and prisoners for elderly victims of violent crime.

Mr. Mayhew

Representatives of the press and television are allowed access to prison department establishments whenever possible, but it would have been impracticable to accomodate all the journalists who wished to report on the party which is to be held at Wymott prison for the victims of crime, and it was thought that this would spoil the occasion for those invited to this primarily private party.