asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 14 January (WA 241) concerning Christmas leave for prisoners in Northern Ireland, who the two prisoners who returned to prison late were; and what punishment they received. [HL1411]
David Patrick Conboy, who was due back on 28 December, was returned to custody on 6 January, when he had been unlawfully at large for eight days. His date of release has accordingly been extended by eight days.
Phillip Ronald Gray, who was due back on 2 January, was returned to custody on 8 January, when he had been unlawfully at large for five days. His date of release has accordingly been extended by five days.
Both inmates have been charged under Prison Rules although their adjudications are currently adjourned as their cases have been referred to the PSNI with a view to prosecution. Both inmates have also forfeited the remainder of their home leave quotas.