HC Deb 20 May 1966 vol 728 cc318-9W
Mr. William Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will relax the regulation which causes a prisoner to lose six weeks' good conduct remission if an unsuccessful appeal is lodged, and so end the system which penalises a prisoner for exercising his legal rights.

Mr. Taverne

On the recommendation of the Interdepartmental Committee on the Court of Criminal Appeal, amendment of the law on this subject is proposed in Clause 5 of the Criminal Appeal Bill now in another place.