HC Deb 28 March 1985 vol 76 c270W
34. Mr. Favell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners whose sentences were due to end during 1984 were detained beyond the end of those sentences under the Mental Health Acts.

Mr. Mellor

Any restriction direction on persons transferred from Prison Department establishments to hospitals under the Mental Health Acts ceases to have effect on the expiration of their sentences and information about the subsequent discharge of such persons is not recorded centrally. Information regarding transfer of prisoners to hospitals on release from prison has been published annually in "Prison Statistics England and Wales" (Table 10.1 in the latest issue for 1983, Cmnd. 9363). Figures for 1984 are not yet available.