HC Deb 07 May 1982 vol 23 cc146-7W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what factors determine the categorisation of women prisoners.

Mr. Mayhew

Women are allocated to the appropriate closed or open establishment in the women's prison system on the grounds of the level of security they require, taking into account the length of their sentence and the possible consequences of an escape.