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 prisoners are awaiting a decision letter following a Parole Board (a) oral hearing and (b) paper hearing.

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

The Parole Board has a target of issuing oral hearing decisions within five working days and paper hearing decisions within two working days. Information from the Board is that on 9 July 2008, 13 oral hearing cases and 18 paper hearing cases were awaiting the issue of a decision letter.

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