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Foston Hall Prison: Pregnancy

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 181261, tabled on 15 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women were known to be pregnant while on remand or serving a sentence in HMP Foston Hall in each quarter from 31 March 2015 to 30 September 2020 (a) in total and (b) by ethnicity.

Answered on

23 April 2021

HMPPS does not collect or hold centrally, quality assured data in the form requested.

However, as part of our fundamental review of policy relating to pregnancy, Mother and Baby Units and women experiencing separation from children up to two in prison, we have committed to providing national pregnancy data in the future. We expect to complete this review this summer. Further information on the review, including our findings and resulting reforms regarding data collection, can be found in our summary report published in July 2020: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/905559/summary-report-of-review-of-policy-on-mbu.pdf