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Women Prisoners

Volume 401: debated on Thursday 20 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women received prison sentences in each of the last five years for (a) failing to have a television licence and (b) other debt. [103092]

The information is given in the table.Centre for women detainees and their families has been changed; and if he will make a statement. [103954]

We want Yarl's Wood to re-open as soon as possible. However, we are continuing to negotiate

with Group 4 Amey International and the insurers about the future of the remaining centre at Yarl's Wood and the claim for losses following the fire. Until these negotiations are concluded, no firm date can be given in respect of when Yarl's Wood will re-open.