asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will indicate the change in number of each category of prisoners in 1975 compared with 1974.
I regret that information hitherto collected about the numbers of sentenced adult males in each security category in prisons in England and Wales does not permit detailed comparisons of this kind.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the percentage increase in male and female persons in British prisons in 1975 as compared with 1974.
The daily average numbers of males and females in Prison Department establishments in England and Wales during the first quarter of 1975 were, respectively, 6·7 per cent. and 20·1 per cent. greater than the comparable figures for the first quarter of 1974.