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Women Prisoners

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) average daily number of women in prisons in England and (b) the total number of women received into prisons was in each of the last 12 months. [124990]

The number of women in prisons in England in each of the last 12 months is given in the table. The data represents month-end figures.

Number of women in prisons
April 20024,370
May 20024,403
June 20024,394
July 20024,372
August 20024,362
September 20024,403
October 20024,427
November 20024,368
December 20024,077
January 20034,214
February 20034,349
March 20034,470
The number of first receptions of women into Prison Service establishments in each of the last 12 months is given in the table.
Total
April 20021,128
May 20021,249
June 2002963
July 20021,150
August 20021,065
September 20021,018
October 20021,057
November 2002970
December 2002781
January 20031,051
February 20031,052
March 20031,173