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Special Category Status

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what response he has made to the order of the High Court in Belfast in December 1986 to provide information relating to the introduction and withdrawal of special category status.

The order was made in connection with an application brought by a prisoner for judicial review of a prison adjudication. The action is in its preliminary stages and has not yet come to trial; it would not therefore be appropriate for me to comment further.