Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|27 Mar 2019, 9:29 a.m.||Prisoners' Release: Homelessness||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) released from each prison and (b) recorded as homeless on release from each prison in each of the last five years.
Answer (Rory Stewart)
The exact information could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost, but we have closely related data, detailed below.
As part of the Government initiative to reduce and ultimately eliminate rough sleeping across England, we are investing up to £6.4 million over two years in a pilot scheme to help ex-offenders into accommodation from three prisons, namely Bristol, Pentonville and Leeds. The pilots will focus on male prisoners who have served shorter sentences, who have been identified as having a risk of homelessness. We have launched our Invitation to Tender, to secure suppliers in the three pilot areas. This is a concrete step in our commitment to tackling rough sleeping.