§ Mr. Gallie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many short-term prisoners have, at the half way point of their sentence, been(a) released, (b) charged with a further offence after their release, (c) convicted of a further offence committed after their release, (d) returned to prison to serve out their full sentence and (e) returned to prison on a new sentence since 1 October 1993.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The information requested is currently not collected centrally, save that the number of prisoners returned to prison to serve out their full sentence under section 16 of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 is being collected on a monthly basis from 1 January 1994. The Scottish Prison Service prisoner records database, to come into operation in summer 1995, will hold some information on releases and previous custodial sentences.