§ 29. Mr. Corbett
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on the conclusions of an agreement with the Indian Government to enable convicted prisoners to apply for transfer to a prison in their home country. 
§ Mr. Hanley
I raised the prisoner transfer agreement with my opposite number when I visited India last month. Negotiations have now reached an advanced state and I hope that we will sign an agreement in the very near future.