HC Deb 21 February 1907 vol 169 c1022
SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India if he can state the number of persons in India who were sentenced in 1905 to rigorous imprisonment for a period of a year or more because they were unable to find security in answer to a charge of bad livelihood or vagrancy.

THE SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (MR. Morley,) Montrose Burghs

The statistics at my disposal do not show for all provinces the period or the nature (whether rigorous or simple) of the imprisonment of persons sentenced to be confined in default of furnishing security for good behaviour; but the total of such persons in the whole of India in 1905 was 15,515.