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Prisoners (Compassionate Release)

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has completed his review, in the light of the case of James Godfried, of the practice of considering requests for early release from prison on compassionate grounds; and if he will make a statement.

Yes. I am placing in the Libraries of both Houses a copy of my letter of 15 December to my hon. Friend setting out the main conclusions of the review.