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Prison Service

Volume 972: debated on Monday 29 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what approaches he has had regarding the publication and implementation of the May report on the prison service, from organisations representing people employed in that service; and if he will make a statement.

I have received a small number of representations, mostly passed to me by hon. Members about an apparent delay in the publication of the report of the committee of inquiry into the United Kingdom prison services. These appeared to be founded on a confusion between the date of delivery of the report by the committee to me and the date of its publication, which I expect to be 31 October.