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|Brown's prisons pay deal warning
||Brown's prisons pay deal warning
(30 minutes later)
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned prison officers he would "do nothing to put" economic stability at risk.
He said delaying part of this year's public sector pay awards was "an essential part" of tackling inflation and keeping interest rates low.
|Thousands of prison officers in England and Wales walked out on Wednesday.||Thousands of prison officers in England and Wales walked out on Wednesday.|
They returned to work after ministers got a court injunction. The government and the Prison Officers Association are due to hold fresh talks on Friday.