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Prisoners' Discharge Grants

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 90986, tabled on 16 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on his Department’s review of the Discharge Policy and £46 Discharge Grant; which stakeholders have been consulted as part of that review; and when that review will be published.

Answered on

24 September 2020

Earlier this year, the Lord Chancellor asked officials to consider options for the Discharge Grant, and to contact stakeholders during the wider review of the discharge policy (Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 72/2011).

The review of the PSI and the Discharge Grant is ongoing and preliminary discussions have been held with Clinks and Switchback. Further consultation with stakeholders will take place in due course.