§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were imprisoned for maintenance default in 1981.
§ Mr. Mayhew
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 1980 (Cmnd. 8372). Figures for 1981 will be published as soon as possible.