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Women (Prosecutions)

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women have been prosecuted for(a) social security fraud, (b) non-payment of debt and (c) non-payment of fines imposed on sentencing for these offences; of these how many in each category have received custodial sentences; what proportion women represent of the total number of prosecutions in each category; and what proportion custodial sentences on women represent in each of the above categories, in each case for each of the latest available three years.

The available information is published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables, Volume 1", (in Table S1.1(A) under offence classification 151). To obtain information on persons received into prison for defaulting on a payment of a fine imposed for a social security offence would involve disproportionate cost.