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Sentencing

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many and what percentage of people convicted of a third class A drug trafficking offence under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 received the mandatory sentence established by the Act in each of the last seven years, broken down by age group; and what the average sentence of those convicted of a third class A drug trafficking offence under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 was in each of the last seven years; (197744)

(2) how many and what percentage of people convicted of a third domestic burglary offence under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 received the mandatory sentence established by the Act in each of the last seven years, broken down by age group; and what the average sentence of those convicted of a third domestic burglary offence under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 was in each of the last seven years.

The following table shows the number of persons sentenced to immediate custody under the Powers of Criminal Courts (sentencing) Act (2000, 2000-2006), by age and offence.

Persons sentenced1 to immediate custody under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000, 2000-2006, England and Wales

Number of persons

Section 110

Section 111

Age

Minimum 7 years for third class A drug trafficking offence

Minimum 3 years for third domestic burglary

2000

10 to 17

18 to 20

21 and over

2

Total

2

0

2001

10 to 17

18 to 20

1

21 and over

6

Total

1

6

2002

10 to 17

18 to 20

2.

21 and over

Total

0

2

2003

10 to 17

18 to 20

4

21 and over

3

9

Total

3

13

2004

10 to 17

18 to 20

1

15

21 and over

3

31

Total

4

46

2005

10 to 17

18 to 20

18

21 and over

3

71

Total

3

89

2006

10 to 17

18 to 20

33

21 and over

7

196

Total

7

229

1 Principal offence basis

Note:

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 record.

Source:

RDS-NOMS, Ministry of Justice