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 David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

When violent criminals are released, it is a time of fear and sometimes terror for their erstwhile victims. Release under licence allows the restriction of both movement and access, but not beyond licence. When the Lord Chancellor reconsiders the issue of licence, will he consider whether restrictions can be put on such criminals after their licence periods are over, to protect the victims?