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Offenders: Females

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL758, tabled on 7 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will implement all of the commitments in their Female Offender Strategy (Cm 9642), published on 27 June 2018.

Answered on

21 June 2021

The Government remains committed to delivering its commitments in the Female Offender Strategy. The Strategy has three overarching aims: 1) fewer women offending and reoffending; 2) fewer women in custody, especially on short sentences, with more managed effectively in custody; and 3) better conditions for women in custody that support effective rehabilitation. Considering how we can best address the needs of female offenders and to improve outcomes for them, their families and their communities, is a complex issue that we want to get right. The Strategy’s publication was the start of a new and significant programme of work to deliver better outcomes for female offenders that will take some years to deliver.