Lord Archer of Weston-Super-Mare:Parole Board Decision

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th June 2003.

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Photo of Lord Merlyn-Rees Lord Merlyn-Rees Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have intervened in the decision of the Parole Board to release the Lord Archer of Weston-Super-Mare on licence at the half-way point of his sentence.

Photo of Lord Falconer of Thoroton Lord Falconer of Thoroton Minister of State (Criminal Policy), Home Office, Minister of State (Home Office) (Criminal Justice System), Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor

The press reports that Ministers or John Gieve or Martin Narey or other senior officials had sought to influence the Parole Board's decision on Lord Archer's application for parole are wholly unfounded.

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