§ Lord Windlesham
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment for murder were released on licence in England and Wales in 1990 and 1991 having served fewer than 10 years' imprisonment, and to state the period of years served in each case, excluding any prisoners recalled to custody after a previous release on licence.54WA
The Minister of State, Home Office (Earl Ferrers)
The available information is given in the table.
Prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment for murder who were first released on licence1 in England and Waless in 1990 and 1991 having served fewer than 10 years2 Years Six under seven Seven under eight Eight under nine Nine under ten All under ten 1990 — 3 3 1 13 1991 2 1 4 9 16 Total 2 4 7 16 29 1 Other than those released on compassionate grounds. 2 Excluding any time spent on remand in custody.