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Pregnant Prisoners

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women who have been known to be pregnant have been sentenced to prison in each of the last 10 years.

[pursuant to his reply, 9 May 1990, c. 142]: I regret that incorrect information was contained in that answer. The reply should have read as follows:The information requested is not available. However, the annual reports on the work of the prison service record the number of pregnant females temporarily removed to outside hospitals for delivery and returning to establishments afterwards. The figures are:

The Home Department regards fire prevention publicity and education as an important element in helping to reduce and minimise the risk to human life in domestic fires. Our proposals for fire prevention activity were described in the reply I gave to a Question from the hon. Member for Leyton (Mr. Cohen) on 11 June at column 17. In addition, a mobile information unit for the elderly on fire prevention and fire safety will be used to tour major urban retail market areas. A television filler film dealing with fire safety for young children will be produced later this year.