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Offenders: Armed Forces

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of former armed service personnel (a) in custody and (b) on parole. (232966)

The information requested is not available. However, data from nationally representative surveys of some 2,000 sentenced prisoners near release conducted in 2001, 2003 and 2004 show the proportion of prisoners who had previously served in the armed forces as 6 per cent., 4 per cent. and 5 per cent. respectively.