To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average number of additional offending behaviour programmes that prisoners subject to Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences in England and Wales were directed to complete (1) once the initial sentence plan was completed, and (2) post recall, in each year since 2017.
The requested information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
The Government’s primary responsibility is to protect the public. Accredited programmes aim to protect the public and reduce reoffending and are part of a range of rehabilitation and risk reduction opportunities available. HM Prison and Probation Service remains committed to supporting the progression of those serving IPP sentences in custody, so that the Parole Board may direct their release, or as the case may be, re-release, as soon as it is safe to do so.