HC Deb 09 February 1911 vol 21 c577W

asked how many criminals have been sentenced to terms of penal detention under the Prevention of Crime Act, 1908; and how many of such criminals have been released upon the advice of the Home Secretary or otherwise?


Sentences of preventive detention have, up to date, been passed on 229 convicts. In one case the convict has been released on licence; another case has been noted for future release of the convict on licence before he begins his sentence of preventive detention; and in two other cases the sentence of preventive detention has been remitted, leaving the convicts to serve only their terms of penal servitude.