To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes have taken place in the (a) numbers and (b) percentages of women sentenced to prison in each of the last 10 years. 
The information requested is contained in the table.
Females sentenced to immediate custody and as a proportion of all females sentenced. England and Wales
Females aged 10–20 sentenced to immediate custody
Females aged 21+ sentenced to immediate custody
Total females sentenced to immediate custody
Total females sentenced
Proportion sentenced to custody (Percentage)
Figures for 2002 are not yet available.