asked Her Majesty's Government:To list the offences committed within two years of their release by prisoners released before the expiry of their sentences on the advice of the Parole Board since 1980; and what percentage the persons so convicted represent of the total number of prisoners so released.
This informaton is not available in the form requested. The table below, derived from successive annual reports of the Parole Board, gives the number of prisoners serving determinate sentences who were recommended for parole in each of the years in question and the number of offenders convicted of further offences during the period of their parole licence who were either recalled to prison or sent warning letters in the course of those years.
|Number recommended for parole||Number convicted of further offences while on licence|
|PERSONS RELEASED ON LIFE LICENCE IN THE PERIOD 1973–80 WHO WERE RECONVICTED OF A "STANDARD LIST" OFFENCE WITHIN TWO YEARS OF RELEASE|
|England and Wales||Number of persons|
|Type of original offence||Type of offence on reconviction||Total|
|Violence||Sexual offences||Burglary||Theft and handling stolen goods||Fraud and forgery||Criminal damage||Other indictable offences||Other standard list offences|