HC Deb 05 July 1968 vol 767 c276W
Mr. Maclennan

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date he gave an answer to a request by James Earl Ray, a prisoner in Wands-worth Prison, for permission to be visited by an American attorney.

Mr. Callaghan

This prisoner asked on 24th June to receive a visit from a United States citizen who is an attorney. He was advised to submit a petition to me, which he did on 25th June. On the same day, on my authorisation, he was told that an ordinary visit would be allowed. The intended visitor did not qualify for the special conditions applicable to legal advisers under the statutory Prison Rules.