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Prison Sentences

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 155604, tabled on 19 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of recommendations to reduce the length of time before which people held under Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences are entitled to have their licence reviewed.

Answered on

26 April 2022

The Government brought forward an amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Bill to require the Secretary of State to refer all eligible Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) offenders to the Parole Board for consideration of licence termination.

There are no current plans to change the length of time - 10 years - before which IPP offenders can be considered for licence termination. However, the Government keeps all aspects of the IPP sentence under constant review.

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