HC Deb 24 April 2002 vol 384 cc321-2W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders have been released from prison with electronic tags in(a) Wales and (b) Lancashire; and how many of these went on to commit further crime while wearing the electronic tag in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001. [45791]

Beverley Hughes

Since the home detention curfew scheme started on 28 January 1999, the number of offenders successfully placed onto the scheme to an address in(a) Wales is 1,549 in 2000 and 1,528 in 2001 and in (b) Lancashire is 521 in 2000 and 447 in 2001.

The data on offenders who have been reported as either cautioned, convicted or are awaiting prosecution for an offence while they were subject to the scheme is collated centrally and to break this information down into regions or counties would incur disproportionate cost.