Philip Davies – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Philip Davies on 2016-02-29.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2015 to Question 15303, on reoffenders, how many (a) offenders had committed each of the listed offences and (b) offenders in each category were given a fixed term recall for committing a further offence.

Dominic Raab

I am unable to provide the data you have requested in Question 29034 within the timescales for this parliamentary question. I will write to you in due course with such data as officials can collate it from casework systems.

Any offender who is believed to have committed further offences whilst on licence is liable to be arrested and charged and, if convicted, given a further sentence. If the offence is serious, they can be remanded into custody until trial. Offenders on licence who are charged with further offences are also liable to be recalled, potentially to serve the rest of their sentence in prison, as they will be in breach of the requirement of their licence to be of good behaviour. If the offender is assessed as not presenting a risk of harm to the public they can be assessed as suitable for a shorter, fixed term recall. Those who have been charged with serious sexual or violent offences will not be considered suitable for a fixed term recall.

The table below provides the proportion of recalls in 2013 and 2014 and the proportion who received a fixed term recall.


Proportion of total recalls which were fixed term