Mother and Baby Units

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Siân James Siân James Labour, Swansea East

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women with home postcodes in Wales who have children and are held in English prisons (a) have applied to be placed in mother and baby units in English prisons, (b) were successful in their application and (c) were refused in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Ten women with home postcodes in Wales applied for a place in a Mother and Baby Unit in the last six months. Of those, six applications were successful, two applications were withdrawn and two have yet to be considered by an Admissions Board.

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