The Governor reported that on 10th July a prison officer, who was posted as an armed sentry while a party of prisoners was working in an area which is only partly enclosed, fired a warning round. Unfortunately it ricocheted, and as a result a prisoner and another officer were slightly injured.
Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us why it was so long before any news leaked about this happening within the prison and why it came to the surface and appeared in the Press only as the result of a message smuggled from the prison? In all the circumstances, does the right hon. Gentleman propose to hold an inquiry into this incident?