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Prerogative of Mercy

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL7278, tabled on 23 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many royal pardons have been issued in the last 10 years.

Answered on

6 April 2022

One Royal Prerogative of Mercy has been issued to Her Majesty the Queen in the last 10 years. Alan Turing was pardoned in December 2013.

In addition, five remission pardons have been granted since 2015. We have not been able to provide the requested information regarding sentence remissions from 2012 to 2015. Information prior to 2015 could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.