HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c466W
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.