HC Deb 05 March 1981 vol 1000 cc157-8W
31. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his policy in relation to parole for prisoners convicted of offences connected with the Irish Republican Army.

Mr. Mayhew

Prisoners convicted of offences believed to have been connected with Irish republican organisations are considered for parole in accordance with the same criteria as other prisoners, which take account of the degree of risk to the community entailed by the prisoner's release.