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Custodial Sentences

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in each of the years 1975, 1976, 1977, and 1978, what percentage of convictions for (a) indictable and (b) non-indictable offences, resulted in a prison sentence.

The percentage of offenders sentenced for indictable offences and for non-indictable offences who received sentences of imprisonment are published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales"—tables 6.1 and 6.9 of the volume for 1978, Cmnd. 7670.