HC Deb 30 June 1976 vol 914 c192W
Mr. William Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons are now detained in Her Majesty's prisons by reason of contempt of court; and what is the longest time any such person has been so detained.

Mr. John

On 27th May there were 41 people in prison for contempt of court. Of these, the one who had been in longest had spent 58 days in custody.