§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what decision he has taken on the harmonisation of rates of remission on prison sentences between England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 
§ Mr. Howard
There are no plans to change the present arrangements for the early release of prisoners in England and Wales. Arrangements for the early release of prisoners in Northern Ireland are a matter for my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.