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Crime: Rape

Volume 687: debated on Wednesday 6 December 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many persons who have completed a sentence for rape have been exonerated following new evidence being accepted as to the original allegation in each of the past five years. [HL322]

No statistical data are kept in relation to the number of instances where the Court of Appeal Criminal Division has found a conviction for rape unsafe in these circumstances.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many persons imprisoned for rape have been released from prison following the withdrawal of accusations of rape by their accuser in each of the past five years. [HL323]

No statistical data are kept in relation to the number of instances where a person imprisoned for rape has been released following a finding in these circumstances that the conviction was unsafe.