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Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:14 pm on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Conservative, New Forest East 3:14 pm, 11th February 2020

With all his experience in this tragic case, does the hon. Gentleman believe that the fault lay with inadequate powers for the Parole Board, in that they felt that they had no option, or did the Parole Board have the power not to release Vanessa George and choose not to exercise that power, in which case there is something terribly wrong with the recruitment practices for membership of the Parole Board?