HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c460W
Mr. Grocott

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the inmates of Her Majesty's prisons who have been continually in prison for the same offence for more than 15 years.

Mr. John

On 31st May there were 15 persons who had been in custody under sentence for more than 15 years. It would not be in accord with normal practice to identify these prisoners by name.