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Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many meetings have been convened by the Life Sentence Review Board; how many prisoners' cases they have reviewed; and what were their recommendations, in each of 1985, 1986 and 1987.

The information is set out in the following table:

Number of meetings9118
Number of cases considered127108112
Cases recommended for consultation with the judiciary with a view to the setting of a provisional release date262620
Cases put back for further review1018292
1 To date.