HC Deb 06 July 1993 vol 228 c91W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Wolds prison severe incident of 28 and 29 June was reported to him; and what and who was involved in this incident.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. Doug Hoyle, dated July 1993:

The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about an incident at Wolds remand prison on 28 and 29 June.

The incident occurred late on 28 June. The Controller at Wolds was informed at home in the early hours of 29 June, and she in turn informed the appropriate official at Prison Service Headquarters. A report on the incident was faxed to the offices of the Home Secretary and the Minister of State soon after the start of business that morning.

Police are investigating the incident, in which two prisoners allegedly assaulted three Group 4 staff and one prisoner started a fire within a unit which resulted in smoke and water damage.

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