HC Deb 12 January 1998 vol 304 cc111-2W
Sir Robert Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many female prisoners have been held in Scotland in each of the last five years, broken down by(a) length of sentence, in the categories (i) three months or less, (ii) three to six months, (iii) six to 12 months, (iv) 12 to 24 months and (v) more than 24 months, (b) type of offence and (c) age, in the categories (1) under 16, (2) 16, (3) 17, (4) 18 to 21, (5) 22 to 25, (6) 26 to 30, (7) 31 to 40, (8) 41 to 50, (9) 51 to 60 and (10) over 60 years. [22364]

Mr. McLeish

The information provided is for receptions rather than persons admitted to prison. The tables detail the number of direct sentenced and fine default receptions of female prisoners to Scottish Prison Service establishments by sentence length, type of offence and age in each of the years 1992–1996. One reception is counted if one or more warrants arrive for the same person from the same court on the same day. Some receptions relate to warrants arriving at establishments for people already held in custody.

As the information is rather lengthy, I have arranged for a copy of the tables to be placed in the Library of the House.