Custodial Treatment: Females

Justice written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of David Howarth David Howarth Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to ring fence savings from a reduction in custodial capacity for women to support women's community provision; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (also in Government Equalities Office), Minister of State (Government Equalities Office) (also in the Ministry of Justice)

In December 2009 the Government committed to reduce the women's prison estate by 400 places by March 2012 and to divert resources from custody to the community to help sustain the multi-agency Women's Community Projects (WCPs) and other community provision established through grant funding. Subject to a sustained reduction in the women's prison population and evidence of the impact of the WCPs the National Offender Management Service has agreed to release funding that will be used by the directors of Offender Management to help sustain existing provision and to continue to develop a network of community provision which meets the needs of women offenders and women at risk of offending.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.