§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide such information as is available of the number of prisoners released on licence from life sentences who are (a) convicted for another offence, (b) convicted of murder and (c) convicted of any other grave offence; if he will give the actual percentage rate for reconviction and also parallel figures for non-lifer prisoners; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
Information on the reconviction of those released on life licence in the years 1974 to 1984 is published in "Reconviction and recalls of life licensees", Home Office statistical bulletin, issue No. 22/86. Of the 807 persons released on licence in the period 1974–84, four had been reconvicted of murder by the end of 1984. The other figures requested are given in the bulletin (tables 2 and 3 and paragraph 14).