703. Parole Board proceedings with a hearing: rules as to timings, attendance etc.

Where the Secretary of State1 refers a case to the Parole Board2 relating to the release or recall of a prisoner3, provision is made for the hearing (where a hearing is directed)4.

Accordingly, the hearing must be held within 26 weeks of a case being referred to the Parole Board5. The panel6 must consult the parties when fixing the date of the hearing7. The Board must notify the parties of the date on which the case is due to be heard within five working days of a case being listed8; and the panel must give the parties9 at least three