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Community Orders: Females

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women received community sentences with requirements in relation to (a) compulsory unpaid work, (b) participation in any specified activities, (c) prohibition from certain activities, (d) curfew, (e) exclusion, (f) residence, (g) mental health treatment, (h) drug rehabilitation, (i) alcohol treatment, (j) supervision and (k) attendance centres in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008 and (iii) 2009. (295213)

The following table shows the number of each of the requirements started by women under community orders in 2007 and 2008 who started probation service supervision in England and Wales. 2008 is the latest complete year for which published information is available.

Number of requirements started by women under community orders

Requirements1

2007

2008

Supervision

13,498

13,950

Unpaid work

8,509

8,791

Drug treatment

2,483

2,799

Accredited programme

3,199

2,794

Curfew

1,753

2,298

Specified activity

1,647

1,937

Alcohol treatment

541

785

Exclusion

128

163

Residential

160

157

Mental health

119

149

Prohibited activity

105

118

Attendance centre

43

40

Total

32,185

33,981

1 The figures show the number of requirements started by women under community orders. There were 18,287 women who started these orders in 2007, and 19,191 in 2008.

Note:

The 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.