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Prison Population

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) drunks, (b) mentally subnormals, (c) prostitutes and (d) fine defaulters, are currently in custody in (i) England and Wales and (ii) Greater London.

The numbers of drunks and prostitutes in custody are not recorded. The available information is given in the following table:

POPULATION OF PRISON DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHMENTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES IN CERTAIN CATEGORIES
Number of persons
All establishments in England and WalesEstablishments in Greater London
Serving sentences on 31 March 1980 for:
Drunkenness offences6818
Offences relating to prostitution8916
Fine defaulters1,011191
Classified on 31 December 1979 as mentally sub-normal3812