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Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many individuals normally domiciled in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire have been released early from the prison estate under the Early Release scheme in the 12 months to 31 August; and if he will make a statement. (155321)

It is assumed that the question relates to the End of Custody Licence Scheme which was implemented on 29 June 2007. Information on the domicile of prisoners released under the scheme is not centrally available, would require reference to paper files and could not be provided without disproportionate cost.

However, the hon. Member’s attention is drawn to the website from which it is clear that 19 prisoners were released under the scheme from Peterborough prison between 6 and 31 July.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.