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Bronzefield Prison

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women are being held at Bronzefield Prison, Ashford, Middlesex; and how many of them are (a) on remand, (b) serving sentences of less than six months, (c) serving sentences of between six and 12 months, (d) serving sentences of between 12 months and five years, (e) serving time-limited sentences of more than five years, (f) serving life sentences and (g) foreign nationals. (245674)

In response to part (a) of the question, there were 201 female prisoners on remand at Bronzefield on 30 September 2008. The information in response to parts (b) to (f) can be found in the following table, which gives figures for the numbers of female prisoners at Bronzefield Prison at the end of September 2008:

Determinate sentences

Less than or equal to 6 months sentence

Greater than 6 months and less than 12 months

12 months and up to and including 5 years

Over 5 years

Indeterminate

Total

Sentenced population

74

28

83

10

6

201

In response to (g), there were 103 foreign national female prisoners at Bronzefield Prison at the end of September 2008. The information on the numbers of foreign national prisoners in Bronzefield can be found at Table 4 of the September issue at the following website:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/populationincustody.htm.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.