§ Mr. Lawrence
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many royal pardons have been granted in each of the past five years.
§ Mr. John Patten
The information is as follows:
Year Number of free pardons granted 1986 28 1987 41 1988 39 1989 50 1990 47 11991 37 1 To 18 December.
These figures are in respect of summary convictions. No free pardons have been granted in the past five years to persons convicted after a trial on indictment.