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Vasili Shipilov

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations

Receptions (1) juveniles into prison department establishments in England and Wales: by type of reception 1982–86.
Type of reception19821983198419851986
Untried1,5451,5101,4391,48421,570
Percentage of receptions of all ages33333
Convicted unsentenced2,0639614514502450
Percentage of receptions of all ages95223
Sentenced37,0086,6156,4615,7844,277
Percentage of receptions of all ages3109986
1 Total receptions cannot be calculated by adding receptions in each category, because there is double counting.
2 Provisional figures.
3 Excluding fine defaulters and non-criminal prisoners.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many 14-year-olds were in prison establishments on the last occasion for which figures are available; what information he has about the institutions in which they were held; how many were on remand; what information he has about the crimes for which those convicted were so convicted; how many previous convictions they had; and what information he has as to their ethnic origins.

have been made to the Government of the Soviet Union about the continued imprisonment in a mental hospital of Vasili Shipilov.

Vasili Shipilov was included on a list of human rights cases which my right hon. and learned Friend handed to Mr. Shevardnadze during his visit to the Soviet Union in February this year.