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Offenders: Females

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd July 2018

Imran Hussain Labour, Bradford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department will use to assess the success of the review of current rules regarding release on temporary licence in the Female Offenders Strategy, published in June 2018.

Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The latest evidence indicates that increased use of ROTL for suitable offenders is linked to a small but statistically significant reduction in rates of proven reoffending and frequency of reoffences. The evidence also shows that compliance rates with ROTL are very high. The criteria for success in improving the use of ROTL will be developed alongside the policy but the objective is to help to reduce reoffending whilst maintaining high compliance.