Prisoners: Wales

Justice written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women born in Wales were serving custodial sentences at the latest date for which figures are available, broken down by (a) prison and (b) length of sentence.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Information on prisoner's country of birth is not routinely collected and could be provided only by manual survey of prisoners in England and Wales.

However as at 31 March 2008 there were 160 sentenced female prisoners with a home address in Wales (or committal court in Wales where no home address was listed).

This figure is drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

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