§ Mr. Watkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners, listed by category, appeared before the Parole Board in the last 12 months; and, of these, how many were released on parole.
§ Dr. Summerskill
In England and Wales during 1974 the number of cases referred to the Parole Board was 5,145. As a result, 2,826 prisoners were released on parole. In addition, 676 prisoners were released on the recommendation of local review committees under the power conferred by Section 35 of the Criminal Justice Act 1972. Separate figures for each security category are not available.