§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are on electronic tags, broken down by(a) sex, (b) offence, (c) length of sentence and (d) region. 
§ Paul Goggins
[holding answer 26 January 2004]Figures for those on home detention curfew at the end of November 2003, having been released from prison are given in the following tables broken down by sex, offence, sentence length and region.
Number on Home Detention Curfew, by offence, at end November 2003 Total Male Female Violence against the person 656 617 39 Robbery 343 300 43 Burglary 447 419 28 Theft and handling 381 327 54 Fraud and forgery 217 173 44 Drugs offences 695 578 117 Other offences 719 673 46 Offence not recorded 131 126 5 Total 3,589 3,213 376
Number on Home Detention Curfew, by sentence length, at end November 2003 Number Three to less than six months 362 Six to less than 12 months 500 12 to less than 18 months 555 18 months to less than two years. 512 Two years to less than four years 1,660 Total 3,589
Estimated number on Home Detention Curfew, by region, at end November 2003 Number Northern 1,146 Southern 574 London and Eastern 868 Midlands and Wales 1,001 Total 3,589
The figures by region are estimates, and represent contractor regions.
§ Mrs. Iris Robinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his conclusions are arising from trials involving electronic tagging of juvenile sex offenders. 
§ Paul Goggins
There have been no trials of electronic tagging for juvenile sex offenders in England and Wales.