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Maintenance Orders (Prison Sentences)

Volume 478: debated on Friday 15 September 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many men have been sent to prison for each year since 1939 for non-compliance with maintenance orders.

The number of men received into prison in England and Wales for non-compliance with wife-maintenance orders from 1939 to 1949 is as follows:1939, 1,958; 1940, 1,517; 1941, 1,412; 1942, 1,597; 1943, 1,788; 1944, 1,819; 1945, 2,182; 1946, 2,354; 1947, 2,945; 1948, 3,450; 1949, 3,365.