§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why female inmates at Pucklechurch remand centre have been forcibly stripped by male prison officers.
§ Mr. Mellor
I understand that, because of the few female staff available at night, male staff at Pucklechurch have assisted in restraining a disturbed female prisoner while she was stripped and placed in protective clothing by female staff. We regret this and my right hon. and learned Friend has instructed that arrangements should be made to ensure that it does not happen again.