HC Deb 10 December 1998 vol 322 c270W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will place a copy of the judgment in the judicial review case of Floyd and Palmer in the Library; and if she will ensure that the provision of reading and writing materials for suspects held under counter or anti-terrorist legislation is dealt with in the review of legislation presently in progress. [62264]

Mr. Ingram

I have made arrangements for the Lord Chief Justice's Judgment in the Judicial Review case of Damien Floyd and Pauline Palmer to be placed in the Library of the House today. There is no statutory requirement for the provision of reading and writing materials for detainees held under the emergency legislation. However, the consultation paper on new counter-terrorism legislation will open for discussion the general regime for the detention of terrorist suspects, and interested parties will have an opportunity to comment.