It will accelerate plans to shake up the parole board by opening up hearings to victims and the public through the press to make its decisions more transparent.
Ministers are also planning to make it less secretive and more like a conventional open court overseen by judges with more information and evidence presented in public
The mother of Pitchfork’s victim Dawn Ashworth has said she is “pleased” the child killer has been recalled to prison.
Barbara Ashworth told the PA news agency: “I’m pleased that he’s been put away and women and girls are safe and protected from him now.
“It’s a safer place when he’s behind bars and I won’t have to worry about other people being hurt by him for the time being.
“But there’s always the worry that he might get out again, he seems to have a lot of people on his side who give him the benefit of the doubt.
“But for now, I have to be pleased about the news.”
South Leicestershire MP Alberto Costa, who has campaigned against Pitchfork’s release from prison, said: “I was informed earlier this evening by the policing minister that double child rapist and killer Colin Pitchfork has been recalled to prison.
“Pitchfork’s behaviour has given sufficient cause for concern to the probation authorities.
“Pitchfork is under the most stringent of licence conditions and perhaps this recall evidences that those conditions are working.
“I will urgently take this matter up with the government to ensure that public safety remains the number one focus.”
How the child killer was caught
Pitchfork, a married father of two, raped and strangled Mann as she walked home from her babysitting job on Nov 21 1983.
He struck again three years later in July 1986, killing Ashworth as she made her way to a friend’s house.
Pitchfork was eventually caught thanks to the world’s first mass screening for DNA, as 5,000 men in three villages were asked to volunteer blood or saliva samples.
Realising he risked being caught, he persuaded a colleague to give DNA on his behalf, but he was arrested when a woman overheard him bragging about the scam in a local pub.
He eventually pleaded guilty to two offences of murder, two of rape, two of indecent assault and one of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and was sentenced to life with a minimum tariff of 30 years, which was reduced to 28 years in 2009.