§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if those prisoners who are to be released on parole on 23rd December will be issued with return travel warrants;
(2) what steps will be taken to reclaim the value of unused return travel warrants issued to prisoners on parole at Christmas.
§ Mr. Concannon
The majority of prisoners granted temporary home leave make their own transport arrangements. If required, however, a travel warrant is issued to cover the journey to and from the prisoner's destination. I am not aware of any problem with regard to unused travel warrants.