HL Deb 21 October 1982 vol 435 c310WA
Lord Winstanley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

  1. (a) How many fires have been reported in Strangeways Prison, Manchester during 1982;
  2. (b) To how many of those fires was it necessary to summon the Greater Manchester Council Fire Service;
  3. (c) What fire-fighting equipment is provided in this prison and how many of the prison staff are trained in fire-fighting techniques.

Lord Elton

The information requested is as follows:

  1. (a) Nine.
  2. (b) Nine. The practice is to call the fire brigade to all fires no matter how small.
  3. (c) Fire-fighting equipment at Manchester Prison consists of hydraulic hose reels, stand pipes and hoses, and fire extinguishers. Most prison officers have been trained in the use of fire-fighting equipment and new staff at the prison are being trained as quickly as possible after arrival.