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Prison Accommodation

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the net impact on demand for prison places of remitting prison sentences in respect of time spent on remand on electronically monitored curfew (a) before and (b) after conviction in respect of offences committed on or after 4 April 2005. (179350)

Remitting prison sentences in respect of time spent on remand on electronically monitored curfew as proposed in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill will result in an estimated saving of 200 prison places. The impact will be after conviction as remand time will be deducted from any prison sentence imposed.