Reoffenders

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who have served an indeterminate sentence for public protection have re-offended after release; and (a) how many and (b) which offences have been committed by such re-offenders in each of the last five years.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The independent Parole Board will direct the release of a prisoner serving a sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) only where it assesses that it is no longer necessary on the grounds of public protection for the prisoner to be detained in custody.

Data on offenders released on IPP licences who have committed offences are not held centrally in a readily accessible format. To obtain these data would exceed cost limits.

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