Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 27 January 1997.

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Photo of Mr Kevin McNamara Mr Kevin McNamara , Kingston upon Hull North 3:32, 27 January 1997

On a point of order, Madam Speaker. You will be aware that, last week, Mr. Justice Kay discontinued the trial of people accused of escaping from Whitemoor prison. One of the reasons that he gave for doing so was the deteriorating health of the accused as a result of the conditions in which they were kept in the prison. Has the Home Secretary given any indication that later today he will seek your leave to interrupt business, to make a statement about the debacle of that trial?