HL Deb 10 January 2000 vol 608 c82WA
Lord Lamont of Lerwick

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many prisoners there are in the United Kingdom aged over 80; and what is the age of the oldest prisoner in the United Kingdom. [HL298]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

The latest available provisional information is for 31 October 1999. On that date there were 15 persons aged over 80 years in prisons in the United Kingdom. Of these the oldest individual was aged 88 years.