§ Mr. Stanbrook
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his estimate of the number of persons now serving terms of imprisonment in the United Kingdom who are of (a) foreign, (b) Commonwealth and (c) Republic of Ireland origin.
The information available relating to persons serving sentences of imprisonment in prison department establishments in England and Wales is given in the following table. Questions relating to penal establishments in Scotland and Northern Ireland should be addressed respectively to my hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Persons serving sentences of imprisonment on 31 August 1980 in prison department establishments in England and Wales; by country of birth NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGLAND AND WALES Country of birth United Kingdom 24,811 Commonwealth 1,726 Republic of Ireland 939 Other* 771 Not known 561 Total 28,808 * Including Pakistan.