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Approved Premises: Females

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many bail and safe accommodation places are available for women in England and Wales. (295203)

The Ministry of Justice provides funding for 129 places for women within approved premises and 104 places for women through the bail accommodation and support service. In addition, a range of other providers exist at local level including partnerships between probation areas, local authorities and the third sector which provide accommodation for women but information on the numbers involved is not held centrally.