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Parole Declined

Volume 893: debated on Monday 16 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to publish the reasons why 840 prisoners refused consideration for parole in 1974.

In 1974, 804 prisoners serving determinate sentences in England and Wales declined to be considered for parole. We are hoping that the results of research into why some prisoners refuse to be considered will be published by the end of the year but they will not refer specifically to the experience in 1974.