Automatic Release from Prison on Licence

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Chris Evans Chris Evans Labour/Co-operative, Islwyn

I was out with Gwent police on Friday. A large amount of their casework relates to serious high-risk offenders being released halfway through their sentences, which is a massive drain on resources both locally and nationally. Will the Lord Chancellor commit to review automatic release?