§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of people held in Her Majesty's prisons have been convicted of crimes of violence in the years 1975 to 1979, respectively, in (a) England and Wales and (b) Greater London.
§ Mr. Brittan
[pursuant to his reply, 12 May 1980, c. 346]: The information for England and Wales is given in the following table.
Proportion of the population of prisons and remand centres in England and Wales serving sentences for offences of violence against the person.
Date Percentage 30 June 1975 14 30 June 1976 15 30 June 1977 16 30 June 1978 16 30 June 1979 16(1) (1)Provisional estimate
Corresponding information for establishments in Greater London could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.