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Community Charge

Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community charge defaulters have been gaoled in England and Wales since the charge was introduced.

According to the records held centrally, which are approximate, one prisoner was received into a Prison Service establishment in 1990 following committal for non-payment of the community charge.Data for 1991 are not yet complete but the provisional figure for such receptions in the year is about 110.