HC Deb 20 November 1986 vol 105 c295W
63. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of female prisoners are on remand; and how this compares with the male prison population.

Mr. Mellor

On 30 September 1986, 26 per cent. of the female prisoners in prison department establishments in England and Wales were untried or convicted unsentenced. The corresponding proportion for male prisoners was 22.5 per cent.