§ Mr. Clappison
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders convicted of(a) sexual offences and (b) violent offences have been released on home detention curfew on or since 28 January. 
§ Mr. George Howarth
No prisoner has been placed on home detention curfew who has been convicted of an offence to which part I of the Sexual Offenders Act 1997 applies. One offender has been placed on home detention curfew whose current sentence is for bigamy but this is not an offence to which part I of the Sexual Offences Act 1997 applies.162W
Of the 3,730 offenders who have been placed on home detention curfew up to Monday 19 April, 617 offenders have a current conviction for an offence of violence.
Only prisoners serving less than four years are eligible for consideration for home detention curfew. All eligible prisoners must pass a risk assessment before they can be placed on home detention curfew. Prisoners who either pose a risk to the public or a risk of re-offending during the home detention curfew period, or are unlikely to comply with terms of curfew, will not be granted home detention curfew.