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Prisoners: Pregnant Women

Justice written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Ian Swales Ian Swales Liberal Democrat, Redcar

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many pregnant women were given a custodial sentence in each of the last five years.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings Database holds information on offences provided by the statutes under which proceedings are brought but not all the circumstances of each case. It is therefore not possible to identify from these centrally held data whether a female, sentenced to immediate custody, was pregnant.

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