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Maze Prison (Hunger Strike)

Volume 84: debated on Tuesday 22 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which aspects of the five demands made by terrorist prisoners in the Maze prison during the hunger strike have not as yet been incorporated in changes in prison regime and policies.

[pursuant to his reply, 21 October 1985, c. 59]: It was decided at the end of the hunger strike in October 1981 that all sentenced prisoners should be allowed to wear their own clothes, subject to the limitations mentioned in the reply to another question by the hon. Gentleman. This was a development of the policy introduced in October 1980 under which civilian-type clothing issued by the authorities was made available to convicted inmates.This is the only one of what became known as "the five demands" which could be said to be reflected in the prison regime.