HL Deb 19 May 1981 vol 420 c943WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What changes are to be made in the Prison Rules following the judgment of the Divisional Court of 7th April 1981 in the case of Raymond v. Honey, so as to ensure that a prisoner may apply to a court of law for a summons notwithstanding the fact that he may not have ventilated the matters in question through the internal prison complaints procedures; and whether they will confirm that a prisoner may take out a private criminal prosecution without hindrance or threat of punishment.

Lord Belstead

Governors and wardens have been instructed to comply with the terms of the judgment inRaymond v. Honey.