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Female Prisoners

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 5 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the average length of custodial sentence of female prisoners in Northern Ireland in 1989.

[holding answer 4 July 1990]: Three hundred and twenty four days, excluding those committed to prison on default of payment of a fine.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the average period of custodial remand for female custodial remand prisoners in Northern Ireland in 1989.

[holding answer 4 July 1990]: The average length of time spent on custodial remand by female prisoners who were tried in 1989 and were in custody at the time of trial was 28 days.