HC Deb 08 March 1996 vol 273 c408W
Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will arrange for Mohd Riaz, detained in Durham, to be transferred to a prison nearer his parents; and if he will make a statement. [19478]

Miss Widdecombe

[holding answer 7 March 1996]: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Max Madden, dated 8 March 1996:

The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about Mr. Riaz being transferred to a prison nearer his parents.

Mr. Riaz will be considered for a transfer later this year, in the light of prison reports which are due in August.