HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 c164W
Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for life between 1st July, 1960, and 1st July, 1961, have been released; how many are still in prison; and how many died in prison.

Mr. Carlisle

In England and Wales, 35 prisoners sentenced during this period to imprisonment for life, or to detention during Her Majesty's Pleasure, have been released on licence. Five have been transferred to hospital under Section 72 of the Mental Health Act, 1959; one of these was later repatriated for further treatment in his native country. Fifteen are still detained in prison. Two have died in prison.