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Prison Sentences

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners aged (a) 60 to 64 and (b) over 65 years are serving sentences of (i) one to five, (ii) six to 10 and (iii) over 10 years. (126416)

[holding answer 9 March 2007]: The numbers of prisoners detained in prison establishments in England and Wales as referred to in the question are as in this table:

Sentence length

Aged

Years

60-64

65 and over

1-5

259

282

6-10

267

284

Over 10

363

386

These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.