§ Lord Windlesham
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What date electronically monitored curfew orders were made available to the courts in England and Wales as an additional community order; how many orders have been made in each year since introduction; and what have been the failure rates, either because the offender failed to conform to the terms of the order, or because of faults in the electronic equipment. [HL4704]
§ Lord Bassam of Brighton
Curfew orders with electronic monitoring were made available to all courts in England and Wales on 1 December 1999. From this date up to 20 November 2000, a total of 4,693 curfew orders with electronic monitoring have been made. Of these, 424 (9 per cent) have been revoked. Figures on the reasons for revocation are not centrally available.