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Prisoners (Non-Payment Of Fines)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of (a) male and (b) female inmates of Scottish prisons is there because of nonpayment of a fine.

At present, the number of males in Scottish prisons and young offenders institutions because of nonpayment of a fine represents 7·8 per cent. of the total number of males—including remands in custody—in these institutions. The corresponding figure for females is 8·4 per cent.