HC Deb 03 November 1983 vol 47 cc422-3W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the chairman of the Prison Officers Association concerning instructions on race relations procedures sent recently to prison governors; what representations he has received on this matter and from whom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hurd

The statement on race raltions to the prison service, issued on 5 August, has my right hon. and learned Friend's full backing. He did not discuss its despatch with the chairman of the POA. We are aware of public comments attributed to the chairman but not of any representations from him or from any other person about the statement.