HC Deb 16 July 1993 vol 228 cc695-6W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will order an inquiry into the release of Mark Jarvis on home leave from Winson Green prison;

(2) if he will make a statement on the circumstances which led to the last release of Mark Jarvis from Winson Green prison.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Responsibility for these matters has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given to both these questions.

Letter from Derek Lewis to Dr. Lynne Jones, dated July 1993: The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Questions about Mark Jarvis being granted home leave from Birmingham prison. I refer you to my letter in reply to the Question to Mr. Graham Allen NIP on 13 July published in the Official Report (columns 429 and 430), a copy of which is enclosed. As you will see from that reply the decision to grant home leave was reviewed by the governor at Birmingham. The area manager has also reviewed the circumstances in which Mr. Jarvis was granted home leave and he also concluded that the decision was not an unreasonable one. In the circumstances I am satisfied that there is no need for a further enquiry into this matter.