HC Deb 21 October 1987 vol 120 c777W
Mr. Cox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times in the last three months the Governor of Wandsworth prison has declared a limited alert; for what reasons this was done; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

In the three months up to 13 October a limited alert was declared on the following occasions:

  • Saturday 18 July
  • Saturday 25 July
  • Sunday 26 July
  • Saturday 1 August

Each was due to the absence of staff during the summer leave period.