HC Deb 13 February 2002 vol 380 c466W
Mr. Stinchcombe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) men and (b) women serving life sentences in England and Wales have tariff sentences of (i) less than two years, (ii) between two and five years, (iii) between five and 10 years, and (iv) above 10 years. [34593]

Beverley Hughes

The available information, which relates to tariff periods set by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for both men and women mandatory lifers is as follows: (i) less than two years—nil, (ii) between two and five years—five, (iii) between five and 10 years—463, and (iv) over 10 years—2,526. Information about tariffs for prisoners serving a life sentence for serious offences other than murder and those detained during Her Majesty's pleasure is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.