§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have been released on the tagging system since it was introduced; how many have reoffended while being tagged; and if he will list the crimes that they have committed. 
§ Mr. Boateng
As of 29 March 2000, 18,938 offenders have been placed on the Home Detention Curfew scheme. The Prison Service has been notified of 190 offenders who have been charged with an offence committed while subject to the scheme. A breakdown of the types of offences committed is shown in the table. This breakdown has been prepared from information supplied by police forces and drawn from the police national computer. Further analysis of re-offending by those subject to the Home Detention Curfew scheme, including procedures for notification of further charges to the Prison Service by the police, is currently under way as part of a long-term evaluation of the scheme.
Offence type Number Burglary, theft and theft from shops (including taking without consent/taking and driving away) 67 Assault 31 Driving and Traffic Offences 19 Drug Offences 16 Breach of the peace (including Drunk and Disorderly) 14 Handling Stolen Goods/Deception 10 Criminal Damage 12 Threatening Behaviour 8 Possession of an offensive weapon 3 Breach of court injunction or Restraining Order 3 Rape 2 Harassment 1 Going Equipped 1 False Imprisonment 1 Arson 1 Indecent Exposure 1 Total 190