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Prisoners In Police Cells: Visit Requests

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 22 January 1981

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many requests have been made by chairmen of boards of visitors and of local benches to the Metropolitan Commissioner to visit prisoners in police cells since the beginning of the prison officers' dispute.

I understand that the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has received no formal requests, but that at least one such visit has taken place by local arrangement. I regret that information about the precise number of visits that have taken place is not readily available.