§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have breached one or more conditions of their release under the Home Detention Curfew Scheme since its inception. 
§ Mr. Boateng
Of the 26,898 prisoners placed on the Home Detention Curfew scheme by 30 September 2000, 1,756 have been reported as having breached one or more of the conditions of their release while subject to the Home Detention Curfew scheme.
This figure includes prisoners who are reported:as having breached the conditions of the curfew (section 38A(1)(a) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991);as no longer able to be electronically monitored (section 38A(1)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991):611Was presenting a risk of serious harm to the public (section 38A(1)(c) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991); andas having committed an offence or breached any other requirement of probation supervision (section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991). Curfewees who are charged with new offences may also be recalled on any of the preceding grounds depending on the circumstances of the case.
Prisoners whose current sentence is in respect of an offence committed before 1 January 1999 are not liable to be recalled under section 39 of the Act. In such cases, where the curfewee has breached the requirements of probation supervision or where they have committed a further offence and it has not been possible to revoke their licence under section 38A of the Act, the breach may be referred to the courts under section 38(1) of the Act. The total number of such cases referred to the courts is not held centrally.
§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what criminal offences have been committed by prisoners released under the home detention curfew scheme. 
§ Mr. Boateng
Of the 26,898 prisoners placed on the Home Detention Curfew (HDC) scheme by 30 September 2000, 555 are known by the Prison Service to have been cautioned or convicted of a further offence committed while on HDC or are pending prosecution for such an offence. The total number of offences committed by these prisoners is 1,003. A breakdown of the offences is contained in the given table.
Breakdown of all cases involving further offences which led to conviction, cautions or where prosecutions are pending 28 January 1999 to 30 September 2000 Offence Number Total 1,003 Manslaughter 0 Other homicide and attempted homicide Attempted murder 0 Making threats to kill 3 Conspire, aid, incite murder 0 Death by reckless driving 0 Wounding Wounding (inflicting GBH) 6 Assault occasioning ABH 22 Assault with intent to cause GBH 0 Assaults Assault with intent to resist arrest 1 Other assault 32 Obstruct/resist constable 0 Assault on police officer 24 Cruelty to children 0 Other violence against the person Cause explosion, place explosive 0 Possess firearms with intent 1 Possess offensive weapon 9 Other violence against the person 8 Sexual Offences Rape 2 Buggery 0 Indecent assault 1 Unlawful sexual intercourse 0
Breakdown of all cases involving further offences which led to conviction, cautions or where prosecutions are pending 28 January 1999 to 30 September 2000 Offence Number Abduction 0 Bigamy 0 Burglary 42 Robbery 17 Taking and driving away 13 Other theft 175 Handling stolen goods 29 Fraud 44 Forgery 4 Drugs offences Production 0 Supply 14 Possession with intent 7 Possession 83 Unlawful import/export 1 Other drugs offences 5 Arson 1 Criminal damage 43 In charge or driving under the influence of drink or drugs 42 Reckless driving 7 Other motoring offences 195 Drunkenness 1 Blackmail 0 Kidnapping 3 Affray 14 Violent disorder 23 Perjury/libel/pervert the course of justice 6 Threat/disorderly behaviour 6 Breach of Court Order 38 Other offences 68 Offence not recorded 13