HC Deb 31 January 1985 vol 72 c247W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners contracted salmonella in the recent outbreak at Leeds prison; how many of these prisoners shared cells; and when salmonella was first diagnosed.

Mr. Mellor

The first prisoner at Leeds prison reported sick suffering from what proved to be salmonella poisoning on 13 October 1984. Five other cases were subsequently confirmed. All but one of these prisoners had been sharing cells at the time they became ill.