§ 78. Mrs. McKay
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered the complaint of No. 1673 of Her Majesty's Prison, Maidstone, Kent, that under the special circumstances he is being kept in prison beyond the legal time limit; what prospect there is of his release in the near future; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
As I explained to the hon. Member in my recent letter this prisoner is serving a sentence of three years' corrective training which was imposed by Staffordshire Quarter Sessions on 18th February, 1958, and expires on 17th February, 1961. Subject to good conduct, he will be eligible for release on licence on 18th February, 1960. I have considered the prisoner's representations, but I have found no grounds for recommending any interference with the sentence or authorising release on licence earlier than in the normal course.