§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners evacuated from Northeye prison are currently at Send; what changes have been made in security; and what plans he has for the dispersal of these prisoners.
§ Mr. Mellor
On 3 June 1986 there were 86 ex-Northeye prisoners at Her Majesty's prison Send. Security improvements at Send since 1 May consist of the provision of a UHF radio net, the fitting of grilles to the windows of the visits room and an increase of 12 in the authorised staffing level. The ex-Northeye population at Send will be gradually depleted by discharges and by transfers to other establishments. It is provisionally proposed that they will all have been discharged or removed by the end of August.