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Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number of people convicted of the offence of perjury in 1986, 1987, 1988 and in 1989; and what is the average length of the sentences.

[holding answer 19 December 1989]: The information requested is given in the table. Data for 1989 are not yet available.

Offenders convicted of perjury and average sentence lengths

England and Wales




Numbers sentenced to immediate custody615277
Average sentence lengths (months)9118