Mr. DUNDAS WHITE
asked the Home Secretary if he can make any statement as to the number of prisoners who were released from any of His Majesty's prisons under the clemency extended on His Majesty's accession, stating when the release was effected; and how many of those released have since been re-committed to prison?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The number of prisoners who have benefited, or will benefit, by the Royal clemency is 11,873. Remission was given on a graduated scale of earlier release, based on the length of time each prisoner had still to serve, and of those already released very few are believed to have returned. For instance, out of 113 already released from Holloway only one has returned.