Prison Service

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 20th August 2010.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Labour

Question S3W-35566

To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners on average were or have been released on temporary licence per week in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009 and (d) 2010.

Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Scottish National Party

I have asked John Ewing, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:

The following table gives the weekly average number of prisoners temporarily released on licence for home leave from 2007 to 11 August 2010.

Average Number of Prisoners Per Week

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Year
200793
200877
200960
201054

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