§ Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total number of people held in prison in Scotland, both on remand and those serving a sentence, in 1979 and in the latest year available.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The information requested is set out in the table:
Average daily prison population: Scotland 1979 1987 Remand 691 938 Under sentence 3,891 4,509 Total1 4,585 5,446 1 Includes also civil and court martial prisoners.