§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will introduce a scheme for restoration of lost remission for prisoners in England and Wales, similar to that announced for prisoners in Northern Ireland on 6th October.
§ Lord Belstead
The arrangements announced by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland were in response to a situation peculiar to Northern Ireland. There already exists in England and Wales a system whereby prisoners may apply for restoration of remission forfeited as a punishment.