§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reoffenders have been discharged from HMP Doncaster since it was opened in 1994; what percentage this is of all reoffenders; and what is the breakdown of the figures by category of crime. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Martin Redmond, dated 25 November 1996:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the number of reoffenders who have been discharged from Doncaster prison since it was opened in 1994; what percentage this is of all reoffenders; and what is the breakdown of the figures by category of crime.The requested information is not yet available centrally. The most recent information on reconviction rates for discharged prisoners was published in "Prison Statistics, England and Wales, 1994", column 3087, a copy of which is held in the Library. This shows reconviction rates within a two year follow-up period for sentenced prisoners discharged in 1992.7WAs Doncaster prison was opened in June 1994, information on reconviction rates for Doncaster will become available when follow-up studies of prisoners discharged during 1994 and 1995 are undertaken.