HC Deb 12 February 1980 vol 978 c525W
Mr. Dubs

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are currently serving life sentences for murder.

Mr. Brittan

1,115, including persons detained during Her Majesty's pleasure under section 53(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 but excluding persons who had previously been released on licence and subsequently recalled to prison.