717. General power under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to revoke licence and recall released person to prison.

The Secretary of State1 may, in the case of any determinate sentence prisoner who has been released on licence under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, 2revoke his licence and recall him to prison3. A person recalled to prison in this way4:


    (1)     may make representations in writing with respect to his recall5; and


    (2)     on his return to prison, he must be informed of the reasons for his recall and of his right to make representations6.

When a person's licence is revoked, he is liable to be detained in pursuance of his sentence and, if at large, is to be