§ 15. Dr. Julian Lewis
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have been released under the early release scheme before serving half their sentences. 
§ Mr. Boateng
Prisoners sentenced to four years imprisonment or less may be released before serving half their sentences under the provisions of the home detention curfew scheme. From the inception of the scheme in January 1999 until 26 February 2001, 32,510 prisoners have been released on home detention curfew.