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Prisoners Release

Mr. Byers: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people who had been in prison for (a) more than 10 years, (b) between five and 10 years, (c) between two and five years and (d) between one and two years were released in each of the last 10 years. [179145]

Mr. Hanson: The following table gives the available information on the numbers of persons discharged, by original sentence length band, for adult (aged 21 and over) and young offender (aged 18 to 20) prisoners released between 1997 and 2006 from all prison establishments in England and Wales. These figures were taken from tables 3.13 and 4.11 in the annual prison statistics England and Wales for data relating to 1997 to 2002 and from table 10.1 and 10.2 in the annual Offender Management Caseload Statistics for data relating to 2003 to 2006. The published tables also indicate the average time served within these bands. Copies of these publications can be found in the House of Commons Library and at the websites:

and

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.


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Number of persons discharged from prisons( 1) , by length of determinate sentence, on completion of sentence or on licence 1997 to 2006: England and Wales
Number
Sentence length 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Adult males and females

All lengths of sentence less than indeterminate

58,000

65,300

71,300

68,430

65,805

69,899

69,611

71,000

70,500

65,900

Up to and including 3 months

17,650

20,050

21,800

18,700

18,247

18,224

17,255

18,100

17,800

16,300

Over 3 months up to and including 6 months

15,850

17,250

19,150

18,110

17,769

19,239

19,532

19,900

18,900

17,900

Over 6 months less than 12 months

5,100

5,700

5,950

6,150

5,696

6,075

5,917

6,200

6,100

6,200

12 months

3,350

3,550

3,600

3,190

2,984

3,144

2,954

3,000

3,000

2,800

Over 12 months up to and including 18 months

4,500

5,000

4,950

5,220

4,704

5,127

5,062

4,800

4,900

4,600

Over 18 months up to and including 3 years

7,450

8,250

9,050

9,150

8,530

9,582

9,895

9,400

9,500

8,900

Over 3 years less than 4 years

650

1,050

1,450

1,940

1,907

2,298

2,708

2,700

2,900

2,700

4 years

1,000

1,350

1,550

1,600

1,375

1,477

1,547

1,600

1,700

1,400

Over 4 years up to and including 5 years

950

1,300

1,600

1,830

1,859

1,938

1,948

2,300

2,400

2,200

Over 5 years up to and including 10 years

1,350

1,600

1,950

2,300

2,435

2,518

2,471

2,600

2,800

2,700

Over 10 years less than indeterminate

180

250

250

240

299

277

322

400

400

300

Young offenders males and females

All lengths of sentence less than indeterminate

15,450

18,130

20,130

18,112

15,642

16,914

15,459

14,700

14,500

12,500

Up to and including 3 months

3,510

4,980

5,930

4,196

3,513

3,103

2,796

2,700

2,800

2,800

Over 3 months up to and including 6 months

4,220

5,100

5,730

5,935

5,256

5,645

5,051

5,100

5,000

4,700

Over 6 months less than 12 months

2,060

2,030

2,070

2,120

1,849

2,324

1,929

1,900

1,900

1,900

12 months

1,140

1,280

1,230

1,121

1,138

1,400

1,268

1,200

1,200

700

Over 12 months up to and including 18 months

1,700

1,780

1,830

1,623

1,367

1,716

1,590

1,400

1,300

700

Over 18 months less than life

2,790

2,950

3,340

3,117

2,519

2,726

2,825

2,400

2,400

1,500

(1) Excludes discharges following recall after release on licence, non-criminals, persons committed to custody for non-payment of a fine and persons reclassified as adult prisoners.
Note:
Additions may not add to totals because they have been rounded separately.

Treasury

Academies

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will make a statement on the progress of the review of academy schools by the Number 10 Delivery Unit; [178552]

(2) what the names are of all those who have worked for the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit in the last 12 months; [179064]

(3) whether a copy of the review of academy schools by the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit will be made publicly available; [179065]

(4) when the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit review of academy schools will report; [179066]

(5) how many people are working on the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit review of academy schools; [179067]

(6) what the timescale is for the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit review of academy schools. [179068]

Andy Burnham: I refer the hon. Member to the answer the Minister of State for Children, Schools and Families gave to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on 19 November 2007, Official Report, column 624W and also to the remarks made on the Floor of the House by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on 13 November 2007 , Official Report, columns 561-62. PMDU reviews are confidential advice to Ministers; we do not disclose the recommendations or publish the report.

The review of the academies programme is being jointly led by a number of officials in the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit in partnership with Treasury and DCSF officials in the Academies and Capitals Group of the Department. The serving Director of the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit is Richard Page-Jones and Ray Shostak is the Head of the Unit.


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