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|9 Jul 2019, 7:40 p.m.||Prisoners' Release: Housing||Anne-Marie Trevelyan|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners released from (a) HMP Northumberland and (b) prisons nationally have had permanent accommodation on their release in the most recent period for which figures are available.
Answer (Robert Buckland)
Data on the accommodation status of released prisoners for 2017/18 is published at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/community-performance-quarterly-mi-update-to-march-2018. Data for 2018/19 is due to be published on 25 July, at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/prison-and-probation-trusts-performance-statistics
It is vital that everyone leaving prison has somewhere safe and secure to live. Having somewhere stable to live acts as a platform for ex-offenders to be able to access the services and support needed to turn their back on crime for good. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) are working collaboratively with other government departments and interested parties to ensure that we meet the accommodation needs for prisoners on their release.