HC Deb 21 December 1988 vol 144 c276W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the sentence of Delia McCall who is in Cookham Wood closed prison.

Mr. John Patten

No. The appropriate sentence in a particular case is entirely for the courts to decide in the light of all the relevant circumstances and subject to the right of appeal, which Delia McCall has exercised. I am not aware of any circumstances which would justify my right hon. Friend in recommending interference with the sentence imposed on her.