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Prisoners: Employment

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of offenders in the North East his Department has assisted into employment upon release from prison in the latest period for which figures are available. (242382)

The number and proportion of prisoners who were released from prisons in the North East and assisted into employment for 2007-08 is shown in the table. The table also includes the number and proportion of prisoners released from prisons in the North East with an education or training outcome for the same period.

The percentage of prisoners discharged with an employment, education or training status, is given as a proportion of the number of prisoners discharged, excluding temporary releases and prisoners who are deported on release.

North east area : 2007-08

Number

Percentage

Number of prisoners discharged with an employment outcome

920

Proportion of prisoners discharged with employment outcome

16.0

Number of prisoners discharged with an education or training outcome

531

Proportion of prisoners discharged with education or training outcome

9.2