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Paul Shane O'doherty

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reconsider his decision not to allow Mr. Paul Shane O'Doherty, a prisoner in Wormwood Scrubs, to use a typewriter in order to learn to type.

Mr. O'Doherty is in the highest security category. We are not persuaded that there are any grounds for making an exception in his case to the normal rules which endeavour to treat prisoners on an equal basis.