||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 233 (May)
||Flo Krause (instructed by Tuckers, Manchester) for the claimant.
||Steven Kovats (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the defendant.
||30 April 2001
Prison - Life sentence - Mandatory life sentence - Serious second offence - Parole - Claimant becoming eligible for parole upon expiry of tariff - Parole board recommending a further review in six months' time - Secretary of State issuing letter apparently deciding review not to be completed until 23 weeks after that date - Whether decision unlawful fetter upon discretion of Parole Board.
A decision of the Secretary of State that an oral hearing should not take place until 23 weeks after the commencement of the claimant's parole review constituted an unlawful fetter upon the discretion of the Parole Board.
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