Information on the number of prisoners released on parole licence who were recalled to prison in 2005-06 because of being charged with a further offence will be published in the Parole Board annual report for 2005-06 available towards the end of 2006. In the year 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006, around 16,600 prisoners were released on home detention curfew, according to the prison IT system. By the end of May 2006 the Home Office had been notified of 965 offences, reported as committed during the period 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006, for which a prisoner on HDC had been cautioned, convicted or was awaiting prosecution (which may not result in a conviction). This figure will change in future as further reports are received of acquittals, charges dropped, further offences identified, or convictions.
Information on the breakdowns requested of the prison population is to be found in tables 8.4, 8.4a, 8.5, and 8.6 in the Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2004, a copy of which can be found in the House of Commons Library. The internet tables for Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2004 are available at the following internet address: