HL Deb 23 April 1970 vol 309 c925WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

  1. (1) The number of (a) men and (b) women released on parole in England and Wales since the passing of the Criminal Justice Act 1967;
  2. (2) What is the average period between the time when a prisoner is released on parole and the time at which he would have been normally released, allowing for remission for good conduct.


Since the passing of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 and up to March 31, 1970, the Parole Board had recommended the release on licence of 3,312 men and 96 women who were serving determinate sentences of imprisonment in England and Wales. The average length of the licence period for those released from determinate sentences on parole during 1969 was seven months, the shortest being under a month and the longest in excess of three years.