§ Mr. Grocott
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) for the latest date available what percentage of sentenced female prisoners had been convicted of an offence which involved violence, robbery, sex or drug trafficking;
(2) how many and what percentage of male and female prisoners in England and Wales are accused of, or have been convicted of, drug-related offences.
§ Mr. Mellor
[holding answer 25 June 1990]: The latest readily available information relates to the sentenced population and is published in table 8 of "The Prison Population in 1989", Home Office statistical bulletin 12/90, copies of which are in the Library. Offences of drug trafficking are not separately identified.