§ 16. Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the treatment of category A prisoners in Her Majesty's prisons. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
Category A prisoners have the same basic entitlements as all other prisoners and may earn the same privileges. However, the risk to the public730W should a category A prisoner escape means that such prisoners must be subject to high security which is aimed at making escape impossible.