HL Deb 20 October 1981 vol 424 c744WA
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.