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Probation Service

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) discretionary lifers and (b) mandatory lifers who were released on licence and subsequently absconded during the past 10 years are still at large. (88489)

On 1 September 2006, 18 life licensees (17 mandatory lifers and one discretionary lifer) remained unlawfully at large following the revocation of their life licence in the past 10 years.