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Women Prisoners

Volume 78: debated on Monday 29 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many female prisoners were in Northern Ireland prisons in each of the months February and March;(2) how many female remand prisoners were held in Northern Ireland prisons in each of the months of February and March; how many of these prisoners were subjected to strip searching in each month; and how many times each female remand prisoner was strip-searched.

The information requested is as follows:

RemandSentencedTotal Female Population
February 1985122739
March 1985123143
The figures include those detained in the young offender's centre, in Her Majesty's prison, Armagh.During February 1985, nine remand prisoners were strip-searched; six were searched twice and three were searched once. During March 1985, five remand prisoners were strip-searched; four were searched twice and one was searched once.