HC Deb 09 February 2001 vol 362 c743W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) male and (b) female prison inmates in England and Wales were aged over (i) 70, (ii) 75, (iii) 80, (iv) 85 and (v) 90 years on 1 January. [148896]

Mr. Boateng

Provisional information for 31 December 2000 about prisoners in England and Wales over the age of 70 years is given in the table. Information on the prison population is also available in successive volumes of "Prison Statistics England and Wales" (chapter one of the 1999 edition CM 4805).

Number of males and females in prison over the age of 70
Age1 Males Females
Over 70 172 3
Over 75 55
Over 80 13
Over 85 3
1 The category 'Over 70' includes all inmates over the age of 70 (not just 70–74), the category 'Over 75' includes all inmates over the age of 75 (not just 75–79), and so on.