Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Lord Watts Lord Watts Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of reoffending rates for (1) ex-prisoners who have undertaken enterprise courses, and (2) those who have not.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

Data published by my department on the impact of employment on reduced re-offending relies on data drawn together from across the Criminal Justice System, supplemented by data on the employment and benefit status of offenders from a data sharing agreement between MoJ, DWP and HMRC.

That data does not enable any comparative assessment of reoffending rates for ex-prisoners who have or have not undertaken enterprise courses.

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