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Solitary Confinement

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 6 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many men were held in solitary confinement in prisons in England and Wales during January 1975; and what was the maximum period of such punishment.

I regret that information relating to the number awarded cellular confinement following disciplinary proceedings is not readily available. I shall make arrangements for it to be collected and will be getting in touch with my hon. Friend about the form which will be most appropriate for his purposes.