§ 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. 
§ 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.