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Secret Home Office papers on prison row fail to clear Howard

PUBLISHED March 2, 2005

Secret Home Office papers released last night under the Freedom of Information Act throw new light on Michael Howard's performance in his infamous grilling by Jeremy Paxman during which the BBC Newsnight presenter asked him the same question 12 times.

The papers released by the Home Office last night at the request of Mr Howard appear to amount to only a partial vindication of the Tory leader's famous denials to Paxman.