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Volume 984: debated on Thursday 8 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women were received into prison following sentences of immediate imprisonment for offences relating to prostitution in 1979.

Information on the number of receptions of females into prison department establishments in England and Wales for offences relating to prostitution is published annually in Prison Statistics, England and Wales—tables 3·2 and 5·1 of the issue for 1978, Cmnd. 7626. These figures include any sentenced to borstal training. Figures for 1979 are not yet available.