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Electronic Tagging

Justice written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of those who breached the conditions of their tagging and were due to be recalled to prison failed to be recalled in 2012.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Data on the number of prisoners released from custody on licence that have been recalled and returned to prison are published quarterly in a Ministry of Justice statistical bulletin. This may be found at the following web address:


By the end of 2012, since 1984, there were 994 prisoners who had been recalled and not returned to custody by the police. Of these, 97 were on home detention curfew, which was introduced in 1999, at the time of recall, broken down in the following table.

Year of recall Number recalled in year still UAL
1999 5
2000 1
2001 4
2002 4
2003 18
2004 5
2005 8
2006 10
2007 9
2008 6
2009 7
2010 4
2011 5
2012 11

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