asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many prisoners were punished in 1977 for the offence of offending against good order and discipline under rule 47(20);(2) how many prisoners were charged in 1977 with the offence of making a false and malicious allegation under rule 47(12); and how many were punished;(3) how many prisoners were charged in 1977 with the offence of making groundless complaints under rule 47(16); and how many were punished.
The information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The numbers of people dealt with for these offences and for offences against rule 47(21) are combined in the published figures for "other offences" dealt with within the prison system in tables 9.2 and 9.3 of "Prison Statistics, England and Wales 1977"—Cmnd. 7286.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many prisoners in 1976 and 1977 received consecutive awards of cellular confinement at adjudications which in aggregate exceeded 56 days; and what were those aggregates;
(2) how many prisoners in 1976 and 1977 received awards at a single adjudication of forfeiture of remission in excess of 180 days, whether as a result of consecutive awards or in respect of an especially grave offence; and what were these awards.
The information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times has forfeited remission been restored to prisoners by governors and boards of visitors under rule 56(2) in each of the years since 1974 when such a power was introduced; and what periods were so restored.
This information is not available, but inquiries in relation to sample periods show that forfeited remission was restored to over 160 prisoners in the period 1 June to 30 November 1974 and to over 200 prisoners in the period 1 September 1976 to 28 February 1977. The amounts restored ranged from two days to 170 days.