§ Mr. Irving
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements currently exist for the publication of statistics concerning the use of mechanical restraints by individual prison establishments; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hurd
Statistics on the use of mechanical restraints, by type of restraint and by type of establishment, are published annually in prison statistics. We have no plans at present to publish statistics on the use of mechanical restraints by individual establishments but will consider this during our review of the use of mechanical restraints.