HC Deb 03 June 1985 vol 80 c21W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied with security and staffing levels at Reading prison.

Mr. Mellor

We are not aware of any major weaknesses in security at Reading prison, but recent press allegations about drug trafficking and misuse are being investigated. My right hon. and learned Friend has recently announced an increase in the number of prison officers to be recruited. This is intended to ease staffing problems at local prisons such as Reading.