Parole: Video Conferencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 29th April 2020.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that parole board hearings can be heard by video link so that offenders in custody, of whom a probation recall report recommends release, can have their cases resolved without further delay; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Parole Board is ensuring, where appropriate, that the conclusion of all parole cases can continue via a remote telephone or video hearing; or via an intensive paper review.

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