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Prisoners' Release: Temporary Accommodation

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 272305, tabled on 2 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners released from (a) prison and (b) HMP Northumberland have had temporary accommodation to go to on their release in each of the last three years.

Answered on

9 July 2019

Data on the accommodation status of released prisoners for 2017/18 is published at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/community-performance-quarterly-mi-update-to-march-2018. Data for 2018/19 is due to be published on 25 July, at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/prison-and-probation-trusts-performance-statistics

It is vital that everyone leaving prison has somewhere safe and secure to live. Having somewhere stable to live acts as a platform for ex-offenders to be able to access the services and support needed to turn their back on crime for good. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) are working collaboratively with other government departments and interested parties to ensure that we meet the accommodation needs for prisoners on their release.