HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c67W
Mr. Hume

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what date his Department learned that Ian Richard Thain had applied for or was being offered parole, and by what agency his Department was informed.

Mr. Stanley

My Department was first informed by the Ministry of Defence on 13 February 1986 that Private Thain's petition for early release on parole had been lodged by his solicitor.

My Department was informed by the Home Office on 13 November 1986 of Private Thain's forthcoming release from prison.