HC Deb 02 March 1994 vol 238 cc732-3W
Mr. Nigel Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much the Commission for Racial Equality has expended on legal fees for cases of alleged racial discrimination over the last three years;

(2) how many cases of alleged racial discrimination, financed by the Commission for Racial Equality, have been brought over the last three years; and how many were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The results of individual complaints cases taken up by the Commission for Racial Equality are as follows:

Letter from A. J. Butler to Mr. Tom Cox, dated 2 March 1994:

The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Question about the number of disturbances which have taken place in prisons in England and Wales since January 1993.

An act of concerted indiscipline can be defined as the refusal by a group of inmates to conform to the normal rules and regulations of a prison.

An analysis of the incidents reported to the Prison Service Incident Management Support Unit in the period 1 January 1993 to 26 February 1994 reveals that there were 171 recorded incidents of concerted indiscipline.