§ Lord Tebbit
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether any persons granted early release from prison under the Good Friday arrangements have been re-arrested in connection with crimes of violence. [HL3789]
§ Lord Falconer of Thoroton
To date a total of 11 early release licensees have been arrested and charged with further offences. Out of the eleven, eight were charged in connection with crimes of violence. One of the eight was acquitted and the charges were not proceeded with against another. Three licensees have been charged for non-violent offences.