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Camp Hill Prison (Disturbance)

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many medical officers were present at the disturbance at Camp Hill prison on 20 September; where they came from; if any prisoners were injected; if so, with what and for what purpose; if any were forcibly injected; if he will make a full statement on the events leading up to the disturbance; and what steps were taken to control it and afterwards.

The medical officer for Camp Hill prison saw all the inmates involved in the demonstration in St. George's hall immediately after it took place. No inmate was injured and no treatment of any sort was required or administered. As to the circumstances and control of the demonstration, I refer the hon. Member to the replies I gave to his questions on 5 and 15 November.—[Vol. 973, c. 13–15, 721–22.… All the inmates who had taken part in the demonstration were adjudicated upon on 21 September, when the normal regime of the hall resumed.