HC Deb 27 February 1997 vol 291 c290W
Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are to be made to ensure that, if she gives birth while still in detention, Roisin McAliskey is not separated from her child; and if he will ensure that, if Ms McAliskey is extradited, she and her baby will not be separated. [17625]

Miss Widdecombe

[holding answer 25 February 1997]: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from A. J. Pearson to Mr. Max Madden, dated 27 February 1997: The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your Question about the arrangements to be made if Ms Roisin McAliskey gives birth while still in detention. Careful consideration is being given to the care of Ms McAliskey's baby should she give birth while detained in prison custody. No decisions have yet been taken. If Ms McAliskey is extradited to Germany, care arrangements will be matters for the German authorities.