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Prisoners’ Release

Justice written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Kelvin Hopkins Kelvin Hopkins Labour, Luton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were released on life licence in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010 in England and Wales.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The number of releases from prison establishments in England and Wales on life licence in (a) 2009 was 142 and in (b) 2010 was 161.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

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