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More details on the projections may be found in the latest published bulletin, "Prison Population Projections 2009-15" Ministry of Justice Statistics Bulletin, 28 August 2009. This is available at the following web page:
The total number of releases by offence group, sentence length, age, gender, ethnicity and prison establishment has been published on the Ministry of Justice website for the first week of the scheme, the remainder of July, and every subsequent month since then. However, there are no prisons in Poole so there are no ECL data to report.
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many deaths of prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection were recorded in each year since 2005; how many of those deaths were classified as self-classified as self-inflicted in each such year; and how many incidents of self-harm by prisoners serving such a sentence were recorded in each such year. 
Indeterminate sentences for public protection (IPP) were introduced in 2005. Prisoners serving such sentences account for 6 per cent. of the average prison population. Since 2005 there have been a
total of 13 self-inflicted deaths involving prisoners with IPP status. These numbers are detailed in the following tables:
|Type of death||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009|
|IPP deaths as a percentage of all deaths|
|IPP self-harm as a percentage of all self-harm|
| Note: Figures for 2009 remain subject to verification and are not yet available.|
Any death in prison custody is a tragic event. The Government, Ministry of Justice and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) is committed to learning from such events and reducing the number of self-inflicted deaths in prison custody.
NOMS has a broad, integrated and evidence-based prisoner suicide prevention and self-harm management strategy that seeks to reduce the distress of all those in prison. This encompasses a wide spectrum of prison and Department of Health work around such issues as mental health, substance misuse and resettlement. Any prisoner identified as at risk of suicide or self-harm is cared for using the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork procedures.
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of all released prisoners were subsequently convicted for offences committed in the first 18 days after release in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Mr. Straw: The data are provided from the 'Reoffending of Adults: Results from the 2007 cohort' publication, in which data are only based on the first quarter of each year. Figures for the total number of offenders cannot be aggregated up to full year figures because there is no evidence that the first quarter is representative of the full year.
Of the 12,810 adult offenders who were discharged from custody in the first quarter of 2007, 1,113 (9 per cent.), reoffended within 18 days of release. These offenders were all discharged from custody before the End of Custody Licence (ECL) scheme began on 29 June 2007. Had the ECL scheme been in place at the time of release, only a proportion of these offenders would have been eligible to be released under the scheme.
Data on alleged reoffending by prisoners on ECL are given separately in the monthly bulletins. Between the inception of the ECL scheme on 29 June 2007 and 31 December 2009 1,166 prisoners had allegedly reoffended while on ECL, 1.5 per cent. of the total released.
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons convicted of rape received (a) a determinate prison sentence, (b) a life sentence, (c) an indeterminate sentence for public protection and (d) any other disposal in each of the last five years; and what the average (i) determinate sentence length and (ii) tariff for (A) life and (B) indeterminate sentences was. 
|Offenders sentenced for rape offences, by result, 2004 to 2008|
|(1 )Average custodial sentence length (years) excludes life/indeterminate sentences.|
1. These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
2. These data have been taken from the Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings database. These data are presented on the principal offence basis. Where an offender has been sentenced for more than one offence the principal offence is the one for which the heaviest sentence was imposed. Where the same sentence has been imposed for two or more offences the principal offence is the one for which the statutory maximum is most severe.
Justice Statistics-Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice
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