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Walton Prison (Security)

Volume 931: debated on Saturday 5 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions his Department has had with the Prison Officers' Association regarding security at Walton Prison, Liverpool; and what are his plans to improve the living and working conditions of the prison officers and that of the prisoners in that prison.

The Governor of Liverpool Prison holds frequent meetings with the representatives of the Prison Officers' Association to discuss the regime, the security of the prison and matters affecting the working conditions of staff. New accommodation has been provided for visits, reception and administration; and work is in progress to improve the officers' mess, to provide better cell lighting, and to strengthen the security of some cells. Further improvements will be made where necessary and practicable within the funds that are available.