HC Deb 25 June 2003 vol 407 c878W
Mr. Clappison

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has asked for a report into the arrangements for dealing with high security prisoners in the hospital wing of HMP Woodhill. [119798]

Paul Goggins

[holding answer 17 June 2003]: The Deputy Director General of the Prison Service commissioned the Governor of Leicester prison to undertake an urgent investigation into the circumstances leading to the overdose taken by Mr. Huntley, while in the health care centre at Woodhill prison. The report was submitted to the Deputy Director General on 13 June and passed to me on 17 June together with a Prison Service response.

Following careful consideration of the findings, I issued a written ministerial statement on 19 June 2003, Official Report, column 13WS, dealing with the content of the report and the actions taken as a consequence of the various recommendations made.

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