Pre-sentence Reports: Females:Written question - HL17746

Q
Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 05 September 2019
Ministry of Justice
Pre-sentence Reports: Females
Lords
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.
A
Corrected answer by: Lord Keen of Elie
Corrected on: 26 September 2019
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.

A
Answered by: Lord Keen of Elie
Answered on: 09 September 2019

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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