§ Mr. Mallon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many requests have been made by prisoners serving sentences in Northern Ireland for transfer to prisons in Britain since 1968; and how many transfers have been made as a result of these requests.
§ Mr. Stanley
[holding answer 3 November 1987]: Reliable records are available only in respect of applications for transfer since June 1973. There has been a total of 113 such applications since then, of which 57 were granted. A number of prisoners have made more than one request.