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Prisoners Release

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Northern Ireland prisoners were released under the end of custody licence scheme in each month since its introduction. (170461)

The Prison Service does not operate an end of custody licence (ECL) scheme in Northern Ireland. While prisoners transferred from Northern Ireland to serve their sentences in England and Wales may be released on ECL if they meet the eligibility criteria, I understand that none have since its introduction earlier this year.