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Prisoners Release: Housing

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of prisoners discharged at the end of their sentence (a) went into temporary accommodation and (b) were of no fixed abode in the most recent period for which figures are available. (156293)

Data are currently collected on the percentage of prisoners who move on to settled accommodation on discharge from custody. Details of those in temporary or of no fixed abode are not collected. Between 1 April and 31 July 2007, 80.2 per cent. of discharged prisoners moved to settled accommodation.