§ 78. Sir Richard Glyn
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions in the four months to the last convenient date a 66W prisoner has been released from prison without having served the whole of a sentence of 10 or more years; how many years had been served in each case; and if he will give comparable figures for the last 12 months and for each of the last five years.
§ Miss Bacon
All prisoners serving fixed terms, and, since 20th March, 1963, all prisoners serving preventive detention are eligible for release after serving two-thirds of their sentence, subject to industry and good conduct. The following table gives information about those cases where a prisoner serving a sentence of ten years or more has, in addition, been granted special remission or, in the case of a sentence of preventive detention, has been released on licence earlier than he would have been released in the normal course.
Year of release Sentence Period served 1960 10 years' imprisonment 6 years 6 months 1960 10 years' imprisonment 6 years 1961 10 years' imprisonment 6 years 9 months 1962 10 years' imprisonment 6 years 8 months 1962 10 years' preventive detention 8 years 2 months 1962 14 years' imprisonment 7 years 8 months 1962 14 years' imprisonment 7 years 8 months 1963 12 years' imprisonment 8 years 1 month Before 30th September 1964 25 years' imprisonment 3 years 2 months Before 30th September 1964 10 years' imprisonment 5 years 7 months After 30th September 1964 10 years' preventive detention 2 years 1965 12 years' preventive detention 2 years 6 months