Justice: Pardons

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th February 2012.

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Photo of Lord Sharkey Lord Sharkey Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pardons for criminal offences have been granted since 1982; what were the categories of offences for which pardons were granted; and how pardons were distributed in each category.

Photo of Lord McNally Lord McNally Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords

Since 1982 there have been a total of 698 pardons granted. Details of the numbers granted each year are given below. We do not hold detailed information about the categories of offences for which pardons were granted, and this could only be collected at disproportionate cost.

1982 84
1983 143
1984 60
1985 98
1986 28
1987 41
1988 39
1989 50
1990 51
1991 37
1992 19
1993 22
1994 12
1995 12
1996 1
1997 to date I

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