§ Captain Ramsay
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many men and women, respectively, of British parentage, are now detained in His Majesty's prisons under Regulation 18s; and how many in the Isle of Man;
(2) how many men and women, respectively, of British parentage, now detained in His Majesty's prisons under Regulation 18B, have been continuously in prison since 23rd May, 1940.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
As I explained to the hon. Member in reply to his Question on 16th December last, the statistics are not kept on a basis of birth or parentage. Out of the 255 persons still detained, 201 were detained on the grounds of their hostile origin and associations, while some of the remainder, who are detained on other grounds, are also of foreign origin. Of this number of 255, 218 (184 men and 34 women) are detained in camps, and 37 (26 men and 11 women) in prisons; 7 persons (3 men and 4 women) have been detained in prison since the 23rd May, 1940.