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Prison Sentences

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of time in custody served by offenders sentenced to two months' imprisonment was in the latest year for which figures are available. (277280)

The average time served in days, including time on remand, for all prisoners sentenced to two months and discharged in 2007 was 46 days.

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