Parole

Justice written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Christopher Huhne Christopher Huhne Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs, Home Affairs, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice & Lord Chancellor, Ministry of Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were dealt with by the Parole Board's (a) oral hearings team and (b) paper hearings team in each of the last five years.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Information from the Parole Board about the number of cases dealt with by their oral hearings team and paper hearings team in each of the last five years is provided in the following table.

(a) Number of oral hearings (b) Number of paper hearings
2003-04 2,372 15,069
2004-05 2,317 16,617
2005-06 2,982 16,824
2006-07 3,402 22,526
2007-08 4,518 26,654

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