§ 40. Mr. Freeman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give statistics for the last five years for those prisoners given temporary parole within one year of the end of their sentences who failed to report back to prison.
§ Mr. Mellor
Information in respect of 1984 is not yet available. The information which is available is as follows:
Year No. of occasions when home leave and pre-parole leave granted* No. of prisoners reported as failing to return† 1979 5,383 297 1980 5,465 290 1981 5,222 285 1982 5,208 206 1983 4,893 194 * Excludes youth custody centres, borstals and detention centres. † Many of those reported as failing to return will have returned late.