HC Deb 11 February 1999 vol 325 c327W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the reasons for the delay in the release of prisoner DK 5193 from HM Prison, Leeds under the early release scheme; and if he will make a statement. [70646]

Mr. George Howarth

Prisoner DK5193 has been provisionally assessed as suitable for home detention curfew and will be placed on the scheme on 15 February 1999, provided that the curfew address remains available and suitable. This decision may be reviewed should his behaviour or other new information indicate that he is no longer appropriate for home detention curfew. Where, as in this case, the period between sentence and eligibility date is very short, it is often not possible to complete the thorough risk assessment process necessary until very shortly before the prisoner is eligible for home detention curfew.