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Wormwood Scrubs Prison

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the terms of reference, the membership and the likely date of the inquiry set up to look into the disturbance at Wormwood Scrubs prison.

I have asked the regional director of the south-east region of the prison department, Mr. K. Gibson, to produce for me a comprehensive report on the events leading up to the act of concerted indiscipline by inmates in D wing of Wormwood Scrubs prison on 31 August, the manner in which control was re-established, and the subsequent management of the wing, taking into account allegations which have been made about these matters.Mr. Gibson has the assistance of two senior governors from the headquarters of the prison department, together with supporting staff.Mr. Gibson has already started his work.