HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c1292W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women prisoners there are; and how many are imprisoned for offences relating to drugs. [145289]

Paul Goggins

The number of females in prison in England and Wales on 30 January 2004 was 4,378.

At the end of May 2003 (the most recent published data covering the detail required to answer the question) there were 176 females on remand for drugs offences and 1,318 females under sentence for drugs offences, out of a total female population of 4,495.