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Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the reason for the creation of the new special sub-division of Category A prisoners, known within prisons as Special A's; which prisoners are included in this category; and how their regime differs from that of other prisoners.

No special sub-division of Category A prisoners has been created, but extra precautions are taken over the supervision of visits to those who present the highest security risk.