§ Mr. Mullin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the prisons in which Mr. Charlie McGhee (MM2170) has been held in the six weeks up to 5 July; and if he will give reasons for transfer in each case.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
Charles McGhee—MM2170—who is a category A prisoner, was transferred on three occasions in the six weeks up to 5 July 1991. On 7 June, Mr. McGhee was transferred to Frankland prison from Full Sutton prison in the interests of maintaining good order and discipline. On 23 June, following an incident at Frankland prison, it became necessary to move a number of prisoners, including Mr. McGhee, who was transferred to Long Lartin. On subsequent review, it proved necessary to move him again, in the interests of good order and discipline, and on 28 June he was transferred to Wakefield prison.
§ Mr. Bermingham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those countries with which the United Kingdom has a prisoner transfer ratification agreement; how the parole systems in each country are affected by transfer; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The following countries have joined the United Kingdom in ratifying the Council of Europe convention on the transfer of sentenced persons:
A bilateral agreement has also been signed with the Government of Thailand.
We do not have comprehensive information about the parole systems in other countries. The necessary details are established when an application for transfer is received.