HC Deb 01 May 1991 vol 190 c176W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedure is followed when a prisoner from Northern Ireland who is imprisoned in England requests a transfer to a Northern Ireland prison.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

The general procedure for handling prisoners' requests and complaints is set out in Prison Standing Order 5C, a copy of which is in the Library. Requests for transfers to Northern Ireland are considered in consultation with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland under criteria announced by the then Home Secretary on 23 June 1989 at column265.