Pre-sentence Reports: Females

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 26th September 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bradley Lord Bradley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women sentenced in (1) the magistrates courts, and (2) the Crown Courts, in England and Wales did not have a pre-sentence report prepared for them in each of the last five years.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 09 September 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

It is not possible to give figures for the number of sentenced women who did not have a pre-sentence report (PSR), as this would involve a process of matching court record data with probation data and the cost of doing so would be disproportionate.

Regarding the women’s prison population according to age, as at 30 June 2019, the total number of female prisoners was 3,770. The age distribution is shown in the table below:

Age

Under 21

115

21-30

1,011

31-35

696

36-40

690

41-50

784

51-60

366

Over 60

108

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

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Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

It is not possible to give figures for the number of sentenced women who did not have a pre-sentence report (PSR), as this would involve a process of matching court record data with probation data and the cost of doing so would be disproportionate.

Regarding the women’s prison population according to age, as at 30 June 2019, the total number of female prisoners was 3,770. The age distribution is shown in the table below:

Age

Under 21

115

21-30

1,011

31-35

696

36-40

690

41-50

784

51-60

366

Over 60

108

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

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