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