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Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times illegal drugs have been found in each of the prisons in Wales in each of the past five years, broken down by (a) type of drug and (b) quantity of drugs. 
|Illegal drugs found in prisons in Wales 2000-05|
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what obligation is placed on the Prison Service to establish the nationality of prisoners during the reception process under Prison Service Order 0500. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Prison Service Order 0500 requires prison reception staff to interview all incoming prisoners and note their stated nationality in the prisoners core record. Prisons will report the details of all prisoners who state that they are foreign nationals or dual nationals, all those whose nationality is initially unclear and all those who refuse to give their nationality to the immigration service who will then establish their immigration status. As the Home Secretary outlined in his ministerial statement of 23 May, officials are now looking at the possibility of placing a legal obligation on those suspected, charged or convicted to declare their nationality.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women were imprisoned in each year since 1997; how many of them served their sentences in open prisons; how many women in prison are serving sentences in excess of three years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Information on the numbers of females received into prison establishments between 1997 and 2004 is given in table 7.1 of Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2004. Similar information on the number of females in prison as at June each year is given in table 8.1. Information on the numbers of females in open prison, including those in open young offender prison establishments and semi-open prisons, is given in the first part of the following table. Information on female prisoners whose sentence is more than three years is provided in the second part of the following table.
|Female prisoners in open prisons and young offender institutions since 1997: As at June 30|
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