Written Question on Prisons: Civil Disorder

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Date Title Questioner
7 Dec 2017, 4:25 p.m. Prisons: Civil Disorder Sir Edward Davey


To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions Tornado teams have been deployed to prisons since September 2010.

Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)

Between September 2010 and November 2017 Tornado teams have been deployed a total of 97 times to provide incident management support to custodial establishments in England and Wales.

Tornado teams are not necessarily launched in response to violent incidents. They can be called on to provide a visible presence when dealing with a large number of prisoners.

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