HC Deb 20 November 1992 vol 214 c396W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will now name the independent commissioner for Castlereagh and other holding centres in Northern Ireland, and publish the codes of practice and terms of reference for the commissioner.

Sir Patrick Mayhew

I hope to be in a position soon to announce the appointment of the independent commissioner for the holding centres. The commissioner's terms of reference will be published at the same time.

The draft codes of practice covering the detention, treatment, questioning and identification of those detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act will be issued for public consultation shortly, with a view to laying them before Parliament as early as possible in the new year.