§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average sentence served for drug-related offences is of existing(a) female and (b) male prisoners. 
§ Paul Goggins
The average time served for persons discharged from prison in 2002 on completion of determinate sentences for drugs offences was:
- (a) 16.8 months for females
- (b) 18.6 months for males.
The average time served includes any time spent remanded in custody.