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Wormwood Scrubs Prison (Incident)

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has yet reached a decision on the publication of the report prepared by Mr. Gibson, the regional director of the south-east region of the prison department, on the incident at Her Majesty's prison, Wormwood Scrubs, on 31 August 1979.

I understand that the Director of Public Prosecutions has now indicated to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that no criminal proceedings are justified against any person following the investigation by the Metropolitan Police into allegations by inmates against staff concerning the incident in D Wing at Wormwood Scrubs on 31 August 1979, and subsequent events. Following this conclusion, I have decided that the report prepared by Mr. Gibson should be published, together with a full account setting out the background, circumstances and action subsequently taken. This will be done as soon as possible.