HC Deb 12 May 1982 vol 23 cc255-6W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will cause an investigation to be made to ascertain how and why Independent Television was allowed to make a film at Her Majesty's prison Wormwood Scrubs, shown on Sunday 2 May on the "South Bank Show", in which prisoners serving life sentences for murder were enabled to take part with professional actresses in sexually titillating scenes; and whether he will prevent such actions in the future, especially in the top security wings of prisons.

Mr. Mayhew

No. We are satisfied that the action taken in granting facilities to the television company was in accordance with our policy on these matters; and that the work of the stage class in D Wing, of which this production formed part, is valuable and should continue.