HC Deb 29 October 1985 vol 84 c391W
Mr. J. Enoch Powell

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the cases during the last three years in which a prison sentence imposed for a scheduled offence has been reduced under the prerogative, indicating the respective offences, sentences and reductions.

Mr. Scott

The information is not readily available in the form requested and it is not our practice to give details of release under the Royal prerogative of mercy. However, the numbers of persons released under the Royal prerogative of mercy since 1980 were published most recently in my reply to the hon. Member for Londonderry, East (Mr. Ross), at columns57–58.