HC Deb 07 July 2000 vol 353 cc352-3W
Mr. Stinchcombe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) men and (b) women have been given a sentence of immediate custody by the courts in the Greater London area in each of the last three years. [129193]

Mr. Charles Clarke

Available information, taken from the Home Office Court Proceedings Databases, is given in the table.

Number of persons given a sentence of immediate custody for all offences at all courts within the Greater London area1 by sex, 1996–98
1996 1997 1998
Males 14,074 15,613 16,237
Females 1,060 1,339 1,459
1Courts within areas policed by the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police.

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