HC Deb 25 June 1974 vol 875 c444dd W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average sentence served by those prisoners released in 1973 after serving life sentences; and what were the comparable figures for each of the previous five years.

Mr. William Ross

The average periods served before release on licence were:

Years Months
1973 10 10
1972 9 6
1971 8 11
1970 10 4
1969 9 9
1968 9 5
These average periods take no account of prisoners serving life sentences who have been in custody for longer but who are not yet considered suitable for release on licence.

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