HC Deb 18 April 1980 vol 982 cc735-6W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of West Yorkshire on the reasons why the innocence of Mr. George Lindo was withheld from his solicitors.

affiliation arrears in 1979 and for the first three months in the current year.

Mr. Brittan

Information on the number of receptions of persons committed to prison department establishments in England and Wales by magistrates' courts for non-payment of wife's maintenance (including wife and child maintenance), children's maintenance and arrears under an affiliation order is published annually in Prison Statistics, England and Wales (table 6.1 of the issue for 1978, Cmnd 7626). Figures for 1979 and 1980 are not yet available.

Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average daily number of men and women, listed separately, imprisoned for wife and child maintenance default and affiliation arrears for each of the last five years and for the latest available date in the current year.

Mr. Brittan

The information requested is given in the following table:

Mr. Brittan

My right hon. Friend has called for a report and will write to the hon. Member in due course.