HC Deb 27 April 1982 vol 22 cc265-6W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average length of sentence given to those committed to jail in the latest year.

Mr. Allan Stewart

During 1980 the average length of sentence of imprisonment in Scotland, including both direct sentences and imprisonment imposed in default of a fine but excluding life imprisonment, was 133 days.

Mr. William Shelton

The detailed information is not readily available in the form requested. I shall circulate it as quickly as possible in theOfficial Report.

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