HL Deb 17 March 2005 vol 670 c63WS
The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The Government have received a report from the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Kit Chivers. The report is on an announced inspection of Magilligan Prison and has today been published.

The Government warmly welcome this report, which recognises not only areas of good practice but, helpfully, identifies a number of areas for improvement. I shall be considering very carefully the report's recommendations. I have no doubt that the report will be of value in informing and reassuring the public, and is helpful to the managers and staff who are involved in this challenging area of work.