Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Rebecca Long-Bailey Rebecca Long-Bailey Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of prisoners serving life sentences in (a) the UK (b) EU countries; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

I have not made any such assessment. Life sentences are reserved for only the most serious offending.

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