HC Deb 18 April 1980 vol 982 c735W
Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many men and women, listed separately, were committed to prison for wife and child maintenance default and

Average daily population of prison department establishments in England and Wales committed by magistrates courts for non-payment of maintenance or arrears under an affiliation order: 1975–79
Number of persons
Year Males Females
1975 295
1976 292
1977 303
1978 302
1979 237*
Population at 31st March 1980 298*