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Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether prisoners allowed out of prison on resettlement overnight release licences are included in his Department’s prison population figures. (305784)

Prisoners who have been released on an overnight temporary release licence are included in prison population figures.

These prisoners are required to return to prison after their temporary release has concluded and therefore continue to form part of the overall population for which a prison place is required.