HC Deb 21 December 1956 vol 562 c239W
Mr. Reeves

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of men who went to prison in 1955 for failing to pay their wives money due under maintenance orders; and why the 1956 Report of the Prison Commissioner did not include these figures.

Major Lloyd-George

In 1955, 3,053 men were received into prison for nonpayment of wife maintenance. The statistics given in the Prison Commissioners' Report for 1955 are those for 1954.