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Peterhead Prison (Incident)

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the incident which toook place at Peterhead prison on Saturday 2 November when seven prison officers were held hostage by prisoners for two and a half hours before being released from a barricaded cell block by other prison officers.

As the incident referred to is currently the subject of a police investigation and possible court proceedings it would be inappropriate for me to make a statement at this stage.