There is no right of appeal as such against a decision of the parole board. The only legal remedy available to a prisoner wishing to challenge such a decision is to apply to the courts for judicial review. The following table, taken from the parole board’s annual report for 2004-05, gives a breakdown of the number of judicial reviews for each of the previous five years. The number of cases granted legal aid is not held centrally and to provide this information would incur disproportionate cost.
Number 2000-01 71 2001-02 52 2002-03 59 2003-04 56 2004-05 56