§ 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.