HC Deb 07 April 1977 vol 929 c613W
6. Mr. Crawshaw

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the present situation in relation to special category status for certain prisoners.

Mr. Concannon

It is the Government's firm intention to phase out special category status, which has not been granted to prisoners whose offences were committed after 1st March 1976. There will be no going back on this policy.