HL Deb 08 June 1999 vol 601 c148WA
Baroness Castle of Blackburn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many prisoners of 65 years old and over are currently held in England and Wales. [HL2655]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

Provisional information for 30 April 1999 shows that there were a total of 481 persons, 475 males and 6 females aged 65 years or over in prisons in England and Wales. This includes both remand and sentenced prisoners.