HC Deb 08 December 1952 vol 509 c16W
Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the average length of the sentences passed on first offenders sent to prison at assizes and quarter sessions during the years 1951 and 1939, respectively.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

I regret that this information is not available for 1939 and that it could not be provided for 1951 without the expenditure of a disproportionate amount of labour.