HC Deb 05 February 2001 vol 362 c437W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average length of custodial sentence was given by(a) magistrates courts and (b) crown courts in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; what proportion of all sentences ere custodial sentences in each of those years; if he will reak down the data by category of crime and in total;and if he will make a statement. [148579]

Mr. Charles Clarke

Information covering the period 1989 to 1999 and showing the proportion of males and females aged 21 and over sentenced to immediate imprisonment for indictable offences and the average length of sentence given by offence group and type of court is published in tables 7.15 and 7.16, "Criminal Statistics England and Wales 1999" (Cm 5001).