HC Deb 14 December 1981 vol 15 cc13-4W
Mr. Charles R. Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will initiate an investigation to establish the circumstances in which Trevor Hardy, currently serving a series of life sentences for murder, was able to communicate with the father of one of his victims to the distress of the constituent of the right hon. Member for Manchester, Openshaw, and to his family.

Mr. Mayhew

There is no record at Hull prison that the letter referred to was sent out through approved channels. Inquiries already made by the Governor suggest that it may have been smuggled out of the prison and posted by one of Mr. Hardy's visitors.