HC Deb 11 March 1998 vol 308 c246W
7. Mr. Randall

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps her Department is taking to improve security in prisons. [32134]

Mr. Ingram

Security. in Northern Ireland prisons is subject to continuous review.

As I advised the House on 21 January 1998, Official Report, column 983, a range of additional security measures have been put in place at the Maze Prison.

Further to this, as the House will be aware, an Inquiry, independent of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, was set up to report on the recent serious incidents at the Maze. That Inquiry has been completed and will be published soon.

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons will also be undertaking a formal inspection of the Maze and his report will also be published.

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