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Part of Orders of the Day — Malicious Communications Bill – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 8th July 1988.

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Photo of Ms Jo Richardson Ms Jo Richardson , Barking 11:30 am, 8th July 1988

I want to refer to my point about Holloway being understaffed. I appeal to you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, to let me make this point. Theoretically, Holloway is probably not understaffed, but my information from people at Holloway has always been that because Holloway contains so many remand prisoners, there are always many prison officers out of the prison taking people to hospital or court and that the staff remaining in the prison find themselves overstretched. Every governor I have ever seen at Holloway has said that more staff would be helpful for the atmosphere in the prison.