HC Deb 22 October 1979 vol 972 c7W
Mr. John Browne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what grounds Mr. David Bingham, a convicted spy, was released.

Mr. Whitelaw

Mr. Bingham was released on parole licence following my acceptance of a recommendation from the Parole Board. I agree with the Board that it is more appropriate that he serve the remainder of his sentence in the community than in prison; he will remain on licence until September 1985.