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Prisoners: Childbirth

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners gave birth in each of the last five years. (148403)

The Prison Service has only routinely kept information centrally on births in custody since April 2005. Figures prior to this date are not available.

The number of prisoners giving birth in the last five years is as follows:

Number

April 2007-6 July 2007

26

April 2006- March 2007

99

April 2005- March 2006

106