HC Deb 21 June 1974 vol 875 cc288-9W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will arrange for prisoners who so request to be transferred nearer to their homes for compassionate or other good reasons to be allowed to do so by the end of the current year.

Dr. Summerskill

Applications by prisoners in England and Wales for transfer on compassionate or other grounds will continue to be considered on their merits, subject to the limitations imposed by the present pressures on prison accommodation.

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