HC Deb 04 February 1998 vol 305 c720W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to announce the tariffs for(a) Eddie Butler, (b) Hugh Doherty, (c) Harry Duggan and (d) Ire O'Connell. [25479]

Ms Quin

Following careful consideration of all the facts, and the representations made on behalf of Joseph O'Connell in December 1997, whole life tariffs have been set for these four mandatory life sentence prisoners. The decisions and the reasons for them were disclosed to the men on 30 January.