HC Deb 20 May 1965 vol 712 cc1651-2
15. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the average weekly number of debtors in prison for the last available year.

Miss Bacon

It is estimated that during 1964 an average of about 159 persons committed by county courts and about 330 civil process prisoners committed by magistrates' courts were in custody at any one time.