HC Deb 20 May 1982 vol 24 c161W
32. Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his policy on moving prisoners from top security prisons to prisons nearer their homes.

Mr. Mayhew

It is desirable that a prisoner should be as near to his home as possible; but this is only one of a number of important factors which need to be taken into account whenever a transfer is being considered.