§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convicted prisoners whose normal domicile is in Northern Ireland, and in the Irish Republic, respectively, are now serving sentences in England and Wales.
§ Dr. Summerskill:
I regret that information about place of domicile is not available. An analysis of the information centrally recorded on 6th January, the latest date for which the figures are readily available, shows that there were then 23,310 men and 537 women serving prison sentences in England and Wales. 231W Of these, 345 men and seven women were born in Northern Ireland and 1,091 men and 24 women were born in the Irish Republic.