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Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will make a statement on the administration of Her Majesty's prisons in Northern Ireland.

Despite a number of difficulties, including the industrial action by prison officers and the continued protest over the special category issue, the prisons in Northern Ireland are continuing to deal in accordance with prison rules with all those sentenced or otherwise committed to custody by the courts.