HC Deb 18 January 2000 vol 342 cc371-2W
Mr. Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminals have been electronically tagged in each year since the introduction of tagging; and if he will make a statement. [105710]

Mr. Boateng

In 1999, a total of 18,049 persons were subject to electronic monitoring. The great majority of these (15,320) were prisoners released on Home Detention Curfew under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

Information is not available in the form requested in earlier years. The available information for the period from July 1995, when trials of curfew orders under the Criminal Justice Act 1991 began, to the end of 1998 is set out in the table.

Description/period Number monitored
Curfew order under the Criminal Justice Act 1991
July 1995-June 1996 83
July 1996-June 1997 375
July 1997-December 1998 1
Curfew order under the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997
1998 232
Bail cases
1998 72
1 Not available

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