HC Deb 10 March 1966 vol 725 cc616-7W
Mr. Ian Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to compile statistics showing the previous occupations, by major industrial category, of the population of prisons.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Persons received into prison have commonly had frequent changes of occupation. I am not therefore at present satisfied that the compilation of statistics of this kind would be worth while.