HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 c255W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason Dylan Wyn Roberts, Prisoner No. CB. 8719 at Preston Prison, was held for several weeks in his cell for 23 hours per day; if he is still being so held; if this is standard treatment for Category C prisoners; and what aspects of the situation at Preston Prison make such treatment necessary. [111716]

Mr. Boateng

Throughout his time at Preston, Mr. Roberts had access to the normal regime for prisoners on normal location. This included the opportunity to go to work or education for half a day each working day, an hour's exercise every day, and two and half hours association on alternate days. Mr. Roberts chose not to go to work or education and, therefore, spent most of these periods in his cell. Mr. Roberts is now at Wymott prison.