§ Mr. Bermingham
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many persons entered prison for fine default in each year from 1980 to 1985;
(2) how many fine defaulters were given sentences of (a) one to three months, (b) three to six months and (c) six months to one year, in each year from 1980 to 1985.
§ Mr. Mellor
The information requested is published annually in Prison Statistics England and Wales (Table 7.3 of the latest Issue, Cmnd. 9622, for 1984). Information for 1985 will be published later in the year.