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Prisons (Disturbances)

Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he considered issuing guidelines to the media on a news blackout when disruptive action takes place at any of Her Majesty's prisons in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

A temporary blackout was requested and adhered to in the course of one of the recent incidents at Scottish prisons and consideration is being given to the procedures for such requests in the event of any future similar incidents.