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Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish the feasibility studies carried out by his Department on quantifying re-offending rates among former prisoners of each prison in England and Wales. (281157)

The Ministry of Justice is currently undertaking a feasibility study to investigate this issue. This study aims to determine whether meaningful data on the reoffending of former prisoners from individual institutions can be produced. We aim to complete this work by the end of the financial year 2009-10. Once this work has been completed, it will need to go through the normal analytical quality assurance process to determine how this could be suitably published.