HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c857W
Sandra Gidley

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what new data series separated by gender, race, disability and age have been commissioned by his Department since August 1997. [66527]

Jane Kennedy

During 2001, the Northern Ireland Office commissioned the 2001 sweep of the Northern Ireland Crime Survey, which contains data on the gender, race, disability (or activity-limiting long-standing illness) and age of each of the 3,010 respondents.

Also, in 2002 the NIO published "Gender and the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice System", which presents a wide range of statistical data and research findings on the Northern Ireland criminal justice system in terms of gender comparisons. Similar Northern Ireland criminal justice system publications focusing on age and race are planned for 2002–03.