To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a prisoner's continued denial of his or her guilt is a factor taken into account in deciding whether or not to accept a recommendation by the Parole Board to grant parole.
When my right hon. Friend considers Parole Board recommendations to release prisoners, his principal concern is the risk involved. Denial of guilt per se does not dictate the outcome of the decision.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recommendations of the Parole Board in each year since 1986 were (a)accepted, and (b)rejected in England and Wales.
The information requested is given in the table.
|Recommendations1for the release of prisoners on parole or licence by the Parole Board: by the outcome of recommendation 1986–90|
|1 Excluding release on licence of prisoners detained for a period other than life under section 53(2) Children and Young Persons Act 1933.|
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parole decisions were referred by the Parole Board to him in each year since 1986 in England and Wales.
The information requested is given in the table. Under the provisions of section 60(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 only recommendations for release on parole are referred to the Secretary of State by the Parole Board.
Recommendations for the release of determinate sentence prisoners on parole by the Parole Board: 1986–1990
Recommended for parole by the Parole Board
Notifiable offences recorded by the police
Metropolitan Police District (including City of London)
12 months ending
England and Wales
1 Includes murder, manslaughter and infanticide.