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Prisoners' Transfers

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 6472, tabled on 28 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time is between approval of a prisoner’s request for transfer to another prison and transfer taking place.

Answered on

31 October 2019

We do not maintain a central record of timescales for prisoners’ transfers to other prisons.

Prisoner transfers are dependent upon several factors, including the reason for the transfer, the number of spaces available in the estate and the location to which the prisoner has requested a move.

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