§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in considering the request of Danny McNamee currently detained at HMP Full Sutton for his exceptional risk security classification to be reduced and for him to be moved out of the special secure unit. 
§ Ms Joyce Quin
[holding answer 19 May 1997]Mr. McNamee's security categorisation and escape risk classification were reviewed by the category A committee of the Prison Service on 23 April 1997. The committee's recommendation, approved by the Director of Dispersal Prisons, was that he should remain a category A prisoner and continue to be classified as an exceptional escape risk. Mr. McNamee will be notified shortly of the reasons for this decision.