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 Wales||Establishments in Greater London|
|Serving sentences on 31 March 1980 for:|
|Offences relating to prostitution||89||16|
|Classified on 31 December 1979 as mentally sub-normal||38||12|