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Brixton Prison

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many of the rule 43 prisoners presently being held on F wing, Brixton prison, are there for medical reasons;(2) how many rule 43 prisoners are currently being held on F wing, Brixton prison; and if he will make a statement.

On 7 December, 62 rule 43 prisoners were held on landing 4 of F wing, part of which has recently been taken into use for such prisoners. In addition, there were 15 prisoners elsewhere in F wing who were on rule 43 before being moved there for medical reasons.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the planned use of F wing, Brixton prison, in (a) the short term and (b) the long term.

The use of prison accommodation is constantly under review, but there are no firm plans at present for further changes in the use of F wing at Brixton.