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Volume 887: debated on Monday 3 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he proposes to make in the administration of the prison rules as a result of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on 21st February 1975 holding that a Home Office decision to refuse a prisoner access to his solicitor was in breach of two articles of the European Convention on Human Rights, solitary confinement in the special control unit at Wakefield Prison.

I am giving urgent consideration to the implications of the court's judgment and shall announce my conclusions as soon as possible.