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Female Prisoners (Statistics)

Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average length of custodial sentence of female prisoners in England and Wales in each of the years 1982, 1983 and 1984.

The readily available information is published annually in "Prison Statistics, England and Wales" (tables 3·7, 3·12, 5·5, 5·7 and 7·3 of the latest issue for 1983, Cmnd. 9363). Information about young female offenders was also published in tables 6 and 7 of Home Office Statistical Bulletin issue 2/85, "Young Offenders in Prison Department establishments under the Criminal Justice Act 1982, July 1983-June 1984".